Skip to comments.Mexico arrests 9/11 suspect
Posted on 06/21/2005 10:26:22 PM PDT by HAL9000
Mexico arrested Amer Haykel, a British man of Arab extraction, sought by US authorities in connection with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, the Attorney General's office (PGR) said on Tuesday.
Haykel was arrested in Todo Santos, a town in the northeastern Mexican state of Baja California, officials said.
"The PGR arrested... Haykel, whom US authorities have linked to extremist groups presumably involved in the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York," the office said in a statement.
Officials said Haykel was arrested at the Todo Santos fire department, following "investigative and intelligence work and exchange of information with the US government".
The statement did not explain why Haykel was at the fire station and also failed to include the suspect's age or where his passport was issued, which would confirm his nationality.
"The suspect, who was born in Beirut and speaks fluent Arabic, English, French and Spanish, was turned over to immigration authorities and taken to Mexico City to determine his legal status," the PGR statement said.
On June 15, Pakistani national Arif Ali Durrani was also arrested in Baja California in response to a US warrant on charges he was smuggling anti-aircraft missiles. Durrani was officially repatriated to Pakistan via Los Angeles.
A PGR official said it was "likely" the same system would be used for Haykel, whose repatriation could take place as early as Wednesday.
There have been persistent rumors that Mexico harbors terrorists from Arab extremist groups, but both the foreign ministry and the interior ministry here have always denied them.
Here is a link to a shorter version of the article, but it's a link confirming the story.
September 11 suspect arrested
And here it is in Forbes:
Mexico arrests British 9/11 suspect
( I have posted the links, because sometimes people get a little skittish about whether the story is confirmed, when there is no initial link)
Those terrorists are in Baja for one reason...either planning themselves to come into the US, or organizing others to do so.
...and they ain't coming here to sight see or for vacation.
"in the northeastern Mexican state of Baja California"
Oops! Should be Northwestern.
and we don't need the minute men why?
Hopefully, Mexico will apply traditional interrogation techniques. These guys will be begging for Gitmo!
Why in God's green earth was this guy in Baja?
Could it be that porous borders make this area a convenient crossing point between the US and the turd world????
Remember the stories of Chechen/jihadists crossing the border?
Them thar Mexican authorities don't mess around when they catch an illegal...........spit.
Hmmm... Todos Santos in kinda in the middle of nowhere. I wonder if he was simply looking for a nice place to disappear.
Wow.. I just can't believe this. Torture is too good here for a 9/11 involvee.
What is going on? Why now?
Correct and how many other jihadists have already crossed blending in with the crowds?
It appears to be just a few clicks north of Cabo on the map.
Far too many I am afraid.
Problem is, accoring to the article, they are being repatriated through LA!
This guy needs to be shot up with .22 bullets from the feet up, and fed blood so he feels each one.
wtf is going on here.. Why isn't this guy being tortured to death by what he did?
I hope the "poor darling terrorist" won't end up in Gitmo, they may make him stand up too long. (/sarcasm)
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