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TUCSON - A federal grand jury Wednesday indicted two Syrian men on charges of impersonating U.S. citizens after Border Patrol agents stopped them in southern Arizona and found an undocumented Mexican immigrant in their car.
According to a criminal complaint, Ala Salem Mamoud Al-Kurdi and Mohamed Tamman Nakchgandi, both citizens of Syria, were pulled over by Border Patrol agents on Feb. 18 on Arizona 86, a highway that runs through the Tohono O'odham Nation, a vast reservation southwest of Tucson.
In the back seat of the Cadillac, driven by Kurdi, agents spotted a Mexican man who later admitted to crossing the U.S.-Mexican border illegally three days earlier, according to Border Patrol reports. Kurdi and Nakchgandi, the passenger, said they were naturalized U.S. citizens born in Syria, but agents found they were in the country illegally, according to court records.
The story also made it to jihadwatch.org
Originally posted by Britguy
Maybe the nationals couldn't be bothered with just another illegal immigrant story?
The fact they were Syrian hardly makes it worthy of national coverage, unless their car was stuffed with explosives, radioactive substances, surface-to-Air missiles, an out of date yoghurt likely to be harbouring bacteria..... etc.........etc......