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  • British National nabbed for trying to smuggle missile into NYC

    08/12/2003 1:10:34 PM PDT · by Connservative · 133 replies · 412+ views
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  • Missile Plot - Briton Arrested on Suspicion of Planning to Smuggle Missile Into U.S

    08/12/2003 1:32:39 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 107 replies · 791+ views
    ABC News ^ | 8/12/03
    A British citizen has been arrested on suspicion of being involved in a plot to smuggle surface-to-air missiles into the United States, ABCNEWS has learned. The man was arrested in Newark, N.J., this morning as part of an international sting pulled off by the FBI, British and Russian authorities. Other arrests are under way. The person arrested allegedly sought to smuggle a Russian-made surface-to-air missile into the country and believed he was selling missiles to would-be terrorists, sources said. The name of the person has not been disclosed
  • 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 4:46:00 PM PDT · by Gabrielle Reilly · 10 replies · 134+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | Aug 12th, 2003 | By Ellen Wulfhorst
    NEW 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. 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 international sting by the FBI (news - web sites), British and Russian authorities,...
  • Missile fiend hero-worshipped Bin Laden

    08/13/2003 9:02:21 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 5 replies · 398+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | 08/14/03 | BRIAN FLYNN and NICK PARKER
    Nicked ... emotionless Lakhani arrives at court THE British arms dealer seized over a US terror plot hero-worshipped Osama Bin Laden.Hemant Lakhani, 68, tried to supply missiles for a blitz on the scale of the September 11 attacks.He spoke of a bid to shoot down a plane on the anniversary of 9/11.Lakhani hated the US and was hell-bent on killing Americans, prosecutors said last night.The arms dealer believed terror leader Osama Bin Laden “did something right and set the Americans straight” when he orchestrated the September 11 attacks.And he was ready to help extremists unleash a new wave of terror....
  • NJ Missile Plot Affidavit

    08/13/2003 11:09:06 AM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 17 replies · 591+ views
    NJ.com | The Associated Press
    (AP) — Some highlights from an FBI affidavit filed in federal court in New Jersey, outlining the alleged plot to smuggle a shoulder-launched missile into the United States: _Investigation began in December 2001, when a "cooperating witness" or informant under federal law enforcement control began talking with the alleged arms dealer, Hemant Lakhani, about obtaining anti-aircraft guns and missiles. The witness told Lakhani he was representing a Somali group that wanted to buy one missile initially "with a purchase of a greater number of missiles to follow." _Between Dec. 2001 and Aug. 13, 2003, more than 150 conversations between Lakhani...