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  • U.S. Jew among 3 nabbed in plot to smuggle missile

    08/13/2003 1:08:33 PM PDT · by Selmo · 105 replies · 2,446+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 13, 2003
    NEWARK, New Jersey - An American Jew was among three suspects nabbed for allegedly attempting to smuggle a missile to terror groups operating inside the United States in order to down commercial aircraft. But the smuggling attempt was in fact a sting operation orchestrated over the past 18 months by U.S., Russian and British authorities. Terrorism-related charges were leveled on Wednesday against a British arms dealer who praised Osama bin Laden and thought he was smuggling into the United States missiles, federal prosecutors announced. Two other suspected accomplices to the plot, inlcuding Yehuda Abraham, who is Jewish, face conspiracy charges,...
  • Three Arrested in U.S. Missile Smuggling Plot

    08/12/2003 6:37:47 PM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 42 replies · 372+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 08.12.03 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    Three Arrested in U.S. Missile Smuggling Plot † By Ellen WulfhorstNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities arrested three people on Tuesday in a sting operation that foiled a plot to smuggle a missile into the United States that could be used to shoot down a commercial airliner, officials said. Reuters Photo † One suspect, a British citizen, was arrested in Newark, New Jersey, trying to smuggle the Russian-made surface-to-air missile into the country. Two others were arrested in New York, officials in Washington said. The Briton believed he was selling missiles to would-be terrorists, but he was nabbed in the...