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  • Israel says seized Gaza-bound rocket shipment from Iran

    03/05/2014 6:38:31 AM PST · by don-o · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 5, 2014 | Dan Williams
    (Reuters) - The Israeli navy seized a ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday that was carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied rockets made in Syria and intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the Gaza Strip, the military said. The disclosure came as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in the United States to press his case for tougher international action against Iran over its disputed nuclear program and support for Islamist guerrilla groups. The Panamanian-flagged cargo vessel Klos C was boarded in international waters without resistance from its 17-strong crew in a "complex, covert operation", military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner told...
  • Bin Laden son-in-law seized, held by U.S.

    03/07/2013 10:44:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    cnn ^ | 3/7/13 | Barbara Starr
    Osama bin Laden´s son-in-law has been captured and is in the hands of the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, two administration officials said on Thursday. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, was captured within the last week in Jordan, according to a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York. The lawmaker had been told of the capture by law enforcement officials. Congress was notified when Ghaith was taken into U.S. custody, the officials said.
  • Soldiers, Police Seize Illegal Weapons Hidden in Negev Sheep Pen

    12/04/2012 4:36:32 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/12/12 | David Lev
    A crack IDF team, along with several police units, has discovered and confiscated a cache of illegal weapons. The weapons were discovered in a sheep pen in the Bedouin village of Hura in the Negev. A number of residents of the town were taken into custody. The weapons were found in several sacks hidden inside the pen. Among the weapons were M-16 rifles and dozens of cartridges for them. Other weapons were found as well. The owner of the pen said that he had no idea that the weapons were there, nor did he know how they got there. He...
  • Spain to send military planes to Florida to collect a half of a billion dollars worth of treasure

    02/22/2012 8:54:50 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 48 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Feb 20, 2012
    Spain to send military planes to Florida to collect a half of a billion dollars worth of treasure 17 tons of treasure that U.S. undersea explorers found could be the richest shipwreck treasure in history, experts speculate. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Monday, February 20, 2012, 6:12 PM Spain said Monday it will soon send hulking military transport planes to Florida to retrieve 17 tons of treasure that U.S. undersea explorers found but ultimately lost in American courts, a find experts have speculated could be the richest shipwreck treasure in history.
  • Irish Bombshell: Government Raids PRIVATE Pensions To Pay For Spending (Could it happen here?)

    05/10/2011 9:52:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/10/2011 | Joe Weisenthal and Gregory White
    Ireland's minister of finance, Michael Noonan, has outlined plans for a new tax on private pensions in Ireland. The new tax on private pensions will be 0.6%, and last for four years. Earlier: This was just tweeted by Ireland's RTE News: BREAKING: The Government is to impose a 0.6% levy on private pension funds for the next four years to fund its #jobsinitiative #dail Doubt this will go over well. More details to come...
  • American Retirement Funds at Serious Risk of Being Seized

    12/09/2010 9:40:45 AM PST · by FromLori · 57 replies · 1+ views
    The Market Oracle ^ | 12/7/2010 | Jeb_Handwerger
    The news of Hungary effectively seizing private pension fund assets to pay for the debt obligations of the state last week should come as yet another reminder of the urgent need to get tax-sheltered retirement savings away from the clutches of the state before it's too late. Hungary is just the latest country to decide that it's citizens retirement savings are the property of the state. The last major country to use similar tactics was Argentina who confiscated about $3.2 billion of pension savings in 2001 before the country stopped servicing its debt and then nationalized the $24 billion industry...
  • A total of 234 companies seized so far this year in Venezuela

    12/01/2010 4:26:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    El Universal [Caracas, Venezuela] ^ | 12/1/10 | Roberto Deniz
    Alarms are ringing loud in the business sector. According to the Venezuelan Confederation of Industries (Conindustria), 234 companies have been expropriated so far this year. "The private sector is seriously deteriorated, public policies implemented in the last few years have been steadily destroying jobs," said Carlos Larrazábal, president of Conindustria. The data do not include government's seizures in the agricultural sector. However, these figures confirm the intensification of the expropriation policy in the past two years.
  • In just 24 hours, 763 pounds of drugs are seized at 2 border crossings (San Ysidro , Otay Mesa)

    03/20/2010 6:54:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 257+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/20/10 | Tony Barboza
    Customs officers intercepted 12 alleged drug smugglers in a 24-hour period at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa border crossings and seized 763 pounds of marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine worth an estimated $1.16 million, authorities said Friday. The spate of arrests took place between 6 a.m. Thursday and 6 a.m Friday. In three cases, authorities said the alleged smugglers were U.S. citizens who tried to walk across the San Ysidro border crossing with marijuana strapped to their bodies. About 7 a.m. Thursday, customs officers working with a drug-sniffing dog arrested a 19-year-old man -- a U.S. citizen who lives in...
  • U.S. Authorities Probing $100 Billion of Bonds Seized in Italy

    09/20/2009 2:16:17 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies · 1,686+ views
    source cannot be posted | 18 September 2009
    Google search the title to get to story. I'm not sure I can even post the link here [whack] This is a new story, not the same suspicious bonds from June of this year which showed up in Italy with Japanese travelers.
  • Colorado Springs police may sell seized firearms

    08/24/2009 4:55:59 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 44 replies · 1,712+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 23, 2009 | By Nicholas Riccardi
    The City Council is considering a program to let the Police Department sell confiscated guns to licensed dealers. Sales could net $10,000 a year. Reporting from Colorado Springs, Colo. - This conservative city is taking an unusual, some might say extreme, step to try to stem its fiscal woes: It's entering the gun business.
  • Seized Iranian Rockets

    11/28/2007 9:56:02 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 110+ views
    Youtube ^ | Oct 1, 2007 | Senior Airman Anthony Stone
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  • CA: More than 5,000 birds seized in cockfighting raid (7-acre compound raided)

    10/15/2007 1:34:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 178+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 10/15/07 | Debbi Farr Baker
    SAN DIEGO – More than 5,000 birds were seized and 50 people were arrested in what's being called the largest cockfighting raid in U.S. history, authorities announced Monday. Several law enforcement agencies took part in a raid that was carried out in several locations Saturday in South County, said San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis. The largest of the raids was at a seven-acre compound in Otay Mesa near the border, where 4,400 birds including roosters, hens and chicks were found. “For years this particular site has been a bird factory – raising and training hundreds of roosters for illegal...
  • 200 explosive belts seized in Iraq (found by Iraqi security forces along the Syrian border)

    07/11/2007 11:56:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,504+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/11/07 | Robert H. Reid - ap
    BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces seized 200 explosive belts along the Syrian border Wednesday, a police spokesman said, reinforcing Baghdad's claims that its western neighbor isn't doing enough to stop the flow of fighters and weapons to al-Qaida in Iraq. The belts were found during a search of a truck that had crossed into Iraq from Syria at the Waleed border station, Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf said. "When the truck was searched, 200 explosives belts were found in it," the general said. He said the driver was detained but he would not give his name or nationality....
  • Britons Seized While Trying To Flee Somalia

    02/02/2007 3:58:35 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 299+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-2-2007 | Bonnie Malkin
    Britons seized while trying to flee Somalia By Bonnie Malkin and agencies Last Updated: 2:30pm GMT 02/02/2007 Four Britons are being held by the authorities in Kenya after being arrested apparently fleeing from war-torn Somalia, the Foreign Office has said. Police officials in Kenya said they were among several foreigners detained on the country's border with the east African state. Somalia is in the grip of a violent power struggle between Islamic extremists and government forces, who are backed by Ethiopian troops. Last month, there were reports that Britons had been fighting alongside the Islamic forces with some killed, injured...
  • Weapons Cache Seized; Ceremony Held for Iraqi Police Graduates

    01/15/2007 6:20:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 241+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2007 – U.S. soldiers assisted in the removal of a makeshift bomb near Baghdad after Iraqi police seized the devise along with a weapons cache during a raid on Jan. 13, U.S. military officials reported. The weapons cache included 60mm mortars, 81mm mortars, a 60mm mortar launcher, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and nine rockets, explosive formed charges, a 120mm artillery round, 107mm rockets, blasting caps and timers, officials said. Also on Jan. 13, a ceremony was held in recognition of Ramadi Iraqi police graduates. A total of 58 Iraqi police officers graduated from their weeklong advanced training...
  • Cocaine seized, 4 illegal aliens arrested in bust ($16 mil bond each) NCHP also nabs another 220 lbs

    08/25/2006 2:05:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 1,110+ views
    News-Record ^ | 8/25/06 | Sonja Elmquist
    Cocaine seized, 4 arrested in bustBy Sonja Elmquist Staff Writer Sheriff Sam Page (left) displays weapons and cocaine that were seized. WENTWORTH -- Four illegal immigrants were arrested Tuesday in western Rockingham County and charged with trafficking nearly 18 pounds of powder cocaine valued at $800,000. Deputies seized the drugs, automatic weapons and two vehicles. Sheriff Sam Page said Thursday that he didn't know if the drugs were destined for Rockingham County or if the alleged traffickers were just passing through. Either way, Page said, it was a danger. "When you have 171/2 or 18 pounds of cocaine going through...
  • Justice seeks end to delays in review of documents seized in William Jefferson (D-La.) raid

    07/13/2006 5:48:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies · 381+ views
    KPLCTV ^ | 7/13/06
    Justice seeks end to delays in review of documents seized in raid WASHINGTON The Justice Department today opposed further delays in the bribery investigation of Representative William Jefferson, saying the agency should be allowed to review documents seized in a search of the congressman's office. On Monday, Chief U-S District Judge Thomas F. Hogan rejected requests from Jefferson and fellow lawmakers seeking the return of the material from the May raid on Capitol Hill. Jefferson is now seeking to delay the judge's ruling while he appeals. Hogan dismissed arguments by Jefferson and a bipartisan group of House leaders that the...
  • Star Trek blade seized(stick a fork in the uk its done)

    05/26/2006 12:28:24 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 75 replies · 1,819+ views
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/ ^ | 5 26 06 | MIKE SULLIVAN
    THIS five-foot martial arts sword capable of beheading a man was recovered by shocked cops in a house raid. The terrifying Batleth weapon is identical to one wielded by Klingon aliens in the Star Trek sci-fi films. Officers seized the three-handled sword — which has huge pointed blades at either end — at a home in Gloucester. It was shown yesterday at the start of a five-week national knife amnesty. Cops hope 30,000 blades will be handed in, with owners free from prosecution. Local Insp Mac McGarry wielded the sword, which he said had been sharpened to kill. He said:...
  • Officials Tally Weapons Seized in Operation Cowpens

    04/16/2006 6:21:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 397+ views
    JABOURI PENINSULA, Iraq, April 16, 2006 – Operation Cowpens concluded maneuvers here April 14 after nearly a month of discovering caches and hampering insurgent efforts in the area. The joint operation included the 1-8 Combined Arms Battalion as well as two units of the Iraqi army's 4th Division: 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade and 1st Battalion, 3rd Brigade. "The people saw that their people were there," said U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey, command sergeant major, 1-8 CAB, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Task Force Band of Brothers. "I don't think it could have been done...
  • Case Against Sheriff Who Seized FEMA Trucks in Doubt

    03/24/2006 2:35:36 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 15 replies · 1,212+ views
    http://articles.news.aol.com/ ^ | 3 24 06 | HOLBROOK MOHR
    JACKSON, Miss. (March 24) - Randy Walker swears he would have died from his diabetes after Hurricane Katrina had a sheriff not seized two FEMA trucks filled with ice and distributed it to residents, many of whom had to keep their insulin cold. Now, that sheriff could be prosecuted on charges of interfering with a federal operation. Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee commandeered two 18-wheelers full of ice from Camp Shelby, a Federal Emergency Management Agency staging area, after five days passed with little relief for residents living without electricity in the wake of the deadly storm. "Man, I was...
  • Documents Show Army Seized Wives As Tactic

    01/27/2006 10:58:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 90 replies · 2,346+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/27/06 | Charles J. Handley - ap
    The U.S. Army in Iraq has at least twice seized and jailed the wives of suspected insurgents in hopes of "leveraging" their husbands into surrender, U.S. military documents show. In one case, a secretive task force locked up the young mother of a nursing baby, a U.S. intelligence officer reported. In the case of a second detainee, one American colonel suggested to another that they catch her husband by tacking a note to the family's door telling him "to come get his wife." The issue of female detentions in Iraq has taken on a higher profile since kidnappers seized American...
  • Hostages freed, 3 weapon caches seized in northern Iraq

    01/12/2006 3:42:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 361+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 12, 2005 | Task Force Band of Brothers
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Army News Service, Jan. 12, 2006) – Two kidnapped Iraqi men were freed, three weapons caches discovered and 21 anti-Iraqi suspects were detained in northern Iraq Jan. 11. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division were patrolling Wednesday afternoon in Khadasia when they surprised a group of men gathered around two vehicles. The vehicles raced away as the patrol approached. One vehicle escaped, but the Iraqi troops were able to stop the second. The Soldiers quickly disarmed the two suspects and searched the vehicle. The victims were found bound and gagged in the car’s...
  • Suicide Attack Foiled, Hostage Rescued, Weapons Seized

    01/09/2006 4:45:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 344+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2006 – Iraqi police pre-empted two suicide bombers today, a French hostage was rescued over the weekend, and an Iraqi citizen led soldiers to a weapons cache yesterday, military officials in Baghdad reported. Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at noon today when they were denied access at an Iraqi police entry point to the Ministry of Defense compound, where an Iraqi Police Day ceremony was being held in the Rusafa District of eastern Baghdad, officials said. When Iraqi police denied the first suicide bomber entry into the compound, the terrorist detonated himself. A minute later, the...
  • S African white farm to be seized

    09/23/2005 2:06:08 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 17 replies · 616+ views
    BBC ^ | 09/23/05
    S African white farm to be seized South Africa says it will for the first time force a white farmer to sell his land under a redistribution plan. The decision was announced by the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights, set up to return to black people land lost under apartheid. An official said talks to agree on a price for the farm had failed and the farmer has vowed to challenge the move. South Africa's government says it wants to hand over about a third of white-owned farm land by 2014.
  • Suspected Terrorists Rounded Up, Weapons Seized

    08/11/2005 5:03:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 204+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 11, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2005 – Several suspected terrorists were detained and numerous weapons caches were seized in military operations west of Balad Aug. 10, officials in Iraq reported today. During raids of suspected terrorist safe houses in Salah Ad Din province, Task Force Liberty soldiers detained one individual and uncovered three rocket-propelled grenade launchers, nine RPG rounds, a mortar tripod, several rifles and two hand grenades. About 20 pounds of bulk explosives were also found at the site. In other action, after taking small-arms fire, task force soldiers returned fire, killing one insurgent and wounding another during a raid in...
  • Soldier, Marine Killed; Terror Suspects, Weapons Seized in Iraq (Sadness & a Success)

    07/25/2005 5:43:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 409+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | July 25, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, July 24, 2005 – A Task Force Liberty soldier was killed and two others were wounded during an indirect fire attack on a coalition forces base near Balad, Iraq, today, military officials in Baghdad reported. One wounded soldier was taken to a coalition forces medical treatment facility, and the other was treated and returned to duty, officials said. A Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed in action near Fallujah, Iraq, July 23 when the vehicle he was in was struck by an improvised explosive device. The incident occurred...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Senior Al-Qa'eda Suspect Seized In Britain

    08/04/2004 6:07:41 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 708+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-5-2004 | Philip Johnson/Peter Foster
    Senior al-Qa'eda suspect seized in Britain By Philip Johnston and Peter Foster, South Asia Correspondent(Filed: 05/08/2004) A senior al-Qa'eda suspect who was allegedly plotting an attack in Britain is being held by Scotland Yard after a series of arrests. A dozen men, mainly British-born but of Asian origin, were still being questioned last night. The suspect, who uses the alias Abu Eisa Al Hindi and is believed to be a "senior al-Qa'eda man", was detained after information was received from Pakistani intelligence agencies. Police guard the Hertfordshire home of one of the 13 men arrested in Tuesday's swoops A Pakistani...
  • Customs Seized Millions In Cash In '03

    01/14/2004 3:47:58 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 170+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-14-2004 | Jeannine Aversa
    Customs Seized Millions in Cash in '03 Wednesday January 14, 2004 10:46 PM By JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal authorities seized millions of dollars last year that people were trying to take out of the United States and millions of pounds of illegal drugs smugglers were trying to bring in, the nation's border chief said Wednesday Robert Bonner, chief of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, said his agency seized $51.7 million in currency in the 2003 fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. ``A lot of this was outbound - that people were trying to...
  • Mugabe Loyalists 'Forced Off Seized Farms' (Zimbabwe)

    12/31/2003 5:38:19 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 187+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-1-2004 | Peta Thorncroft
    Mugabe loyalists 'forced off seized farms' By Peta Thornycroft in Harare (Filed: 01/01/2004) The Zimbabwe government claimed yesterday it had recovered 500,000 acres of farmland from ruling party loyalists who seized more than two or more white-owned farms. The few white commercial farmers left on their properties scattered around the country said they saw no evidence that those involved - cabinet ministers, judges, bank managers, senior army personnel and other leaders - had abandoned any of the farms they took. "Most of them do not live on the land anyway and are careful to cover up what they have taken,...
  • Two More Letter Bombs Seized In Kuwait

    12/12/2003 9:01:20 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 135+ views
    IOL ^ | 12-12-2003
    Two more letter bombs seized in Kuwait December 12 2003 at 03:24PM Kuwait City - Kuwaiti authorities seized two booby-trapped letters addressed to journalists on Friday, a day after a small explosive device in a letter sent to a Kuwaiti editor detonated, an official said. "The letters containing explosive material came from the same source in Lebanon which sent the letter to the editor of Al-Siyassa" on Thursday, communications ministry undersecretary Hamed Khaja told the official KUNA news agency. One was addressed to a journalist for Al-Siyassa and the other to a colleague with the daily Al-Qabas, said Khaja, whose...
  • States make 'unclaimed' asset grab Idle accounts target of cash-hungry treasuries

    11/09/2003 5:06:22 PM PST · by Justice · 7 replies · 336+ views
    CBS Marketwatch ^ | Nov. 9, 2003 | Brendan January
    States make 'unclaimed' asset grab Idle accounts target of cash-hungry treasuries By Brendan January, CBS.MarketWatch.com Last Update: 6:55 PM ET Nov. 9, 2003 NEW YORK (CBS.MW) -- Have you ever had that sudden feeling that you've lost touch with someone for a long time? If that someone is a mutual fund or a bank, it's best to reestablish contact. In the past two years, states have been aggressively pursuing "unclaimed property" -- savings accounts, stocks, insurance policies, safety deposit boxes, retirement accounts -- that can be seized if an account is unused for several years or the owner cannot be...
  • Seized N. Korean Scud Ship Bound For Mideast - Spain

    12/11/2002 4:53:28 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 262+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 12-11-2002
    Seized N.Korean Scud Ship Bound for Mideast -Spain MADRID (Reuters) - A North Korean ship carrying hidden Scud missiles and about 85 drums of chemicals was bound for a Middle East port when it was intercepted in the Arabian Sea by Spanish warships, Spain said on Wednesday. Spanish Defense Minister Federico Trillo told a news conference the ship, carrying 15 Scuds and the drums of unidentified chemicals, was headed for an unidentified site in the Middle East. It had now been placed under the control of the United States as the leader of an international coalition to fight "terrorism" and...
  • 'Uranium' Seized In Tanzania

    11/14/2002 3:26:56 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 233+ views
    BBC ^ | 11-14-2002
    Thursday, 14 November, 2002, 15:45 GMT'Uranium' seized in Tanzania Police in Tanzania say they have seized 110kg of suspected uranium and arrested five people, including a national of the Democratic Republic of Congo. In its raw form - yellow powder - uranium can be used to make radioactive material for the nuclear industries. This is a dangerous issue Director of criminal investigations, Adadi Rajab The suspected uranium, which was ready to be sold in four plastic containers, came from a neighbouring country, but investigators will name it only when an investigation has been completed. The containers were transported through three...
  • Former Michigan Militia Leader's Home Raided

    11/07/2002 6:07:19 AM PST · by mostlyundecided · 76 replies · 1,037+ views
    Former Michigan Militia Leader's Home Raided U.S. Marshals Find Guns, Ammunition Inside Posted: 8:27 a.m. EST November 7, 2002 Updated: 8:48 a.m. EST November 7, 2002 U.S. Marshals raided the home of a former leader of the Michigan Militia Wednesday night. Federal authorities went to the Dexter home of Mark Koernke (pictured, left) to serve a warrant for illegal use of radio equipment. Inside they found a stash of guns and ammunition, Local 4 reported. Koernke is currently in custody on other weapons charges. Federal authorities believe that weapons they seized Wednesday night belong to Koernke and not his family....
  • 'Bin Laden ambassador' seized in London

    10/24/2002 4:47:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies · 264+ views
    Ananova ^ | October 24 2002
    British police are reported to be holding an Islamic radical described as Osama bin Laden's ambassador in Europe. Abu Qatada is said to have been seized in an armed raid at a London council house. The cleric is accused by police in eight countries of being a key figure in bin Laden's al Qaida network. He is being held in Belmarsh Prison in south east London, according to The Times. Home Secretary David Blunkett has announced that a suspected terrorist is being held, but refused to identify any further details. Home Office officials are refusing to confirm or deny claims...
  • Seized Missles Were Legally Held, Official Says

    08/19/2002 6:21:51 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 257+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 8-19-2002
    Seized Missiles Were Legally Held, Official Says Mon Aug 19, 8:24 AM ET ROSWELL, New Mexico (Reuters) - Thousands of missiles seized by federal agents from a counter-terrorism school in New Mexico were licensed and had been obtained legally, an official of the school said on Monday. David Hudak -- president of HEAT, or High Energy Access Tools, an antiterrorism and police-training services company -- was arrested last week on federal explosives and immigration charges. Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms said they found 49 crates of armor-piercing missiles at the school, which had clients from Yemen...
  • Investigators say gun belonged to man involved in shooting ...

    08/14/2002 11:55:13 AM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 5 replies · 238+ views
    Times-News ^ | August 14, 2002 | Mark Heinz
    FAIRFIELD -- A man who investigators say wounded a sheriff's deputy before killing himself Saturday had his guns taken away from him by police last month -- but one apparently slipped through the cracks. Ray Weaver, 60, of Wendell owned the .357 magnum revolver that was used in the shootings, said Gooding County Sheriff Shaun Gough. Weaver on July 29 was supposed to have turned every gun he owned over to officers in connection with a charge of violating a civil protection order, Wendell Police Chief Dave Fisher said. Weaver that day did hand over 11 guns -- including a...
  • Man Seized Over Singapore Bomb Plan

    08/02/2002 3:16:07 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 217+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 8-3-2002 | Andrew Buncombe
    Man seized over Singapore bomb plan By Andrew Buncombe in Washington 03 August 2002 A Canadian man accused of organising a plot backed by al-Qa'ida to blow up the British High Commission and US embassy in Singapore has been seized by the American authorities and is being questioned at a secret location. It was revealed yesterday that Mohammed Mansour Jabarah, 20, s being held at a military base in the north-east of the US as a material witness. Heng-Chee Chan, Singapore's ambassador to the US, told The Washington Post that Mr Jabarah, using the pseudonym "Sammy", was the ringleader of...