posted on Aug, 11 2006 @ 07:46 PM
Two 20 year old men have been arrested and charged with money laundering for Hezbollah. Both Men, from Dearborn, Michigan, were apprehended in
Marietta Ohio during a routine traffic stop. They were found to be carrying 11,000 dollars in cash, 12 cell phones, airline passenger lists and
information on airport security. The men admitted to buying hundreds of cell phones and reselling them in Dearborn. Dearborn having a large Arab
American population has been the focus of money raising on behalf of Hezbollah and Hamas, both officially terrorists organizations.
Dearborn, a suburb of Detroit with a large Arab-American population, has been a locus of U.S. investigations into money-raising on behalf of
Hezbollah and Hamas, both groups that are on the U.S. list of terrorist organizations.
The two men's alleged tie to Hezbollah was not detailed by authorities. Each was being held on $200,000 bond and neither had yet entered a plea to
the charge, which carries a sentence of up to 18 months in prison.
Initially, the two men were charged with obstructing official business because they lied to police, the spokesman said, but those charges were
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Well, between the terrorist plot to destroy planes in flight from Britain to the US, and the 11 missing students from Egypt this one kinda makes
me wonder. Would this arrest be just another case of profiling that has caused innocent people to be arrested? Or because of recent events was the
law enforcement officer being more vigilant and noticed suspicious items or nervous people in a car pulled over for a routine traffic stop. I have a
feeling that most will say it is the former. And if it actually is the latter and there evidence does come to light, chances are the press wont
really pick up on it.
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mod edit, spelling/grammar, changed Ohio to Michigan in title
[edit on 11-8-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]