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    2 Muslims held on terror charges in Ohio

    2 Muslims held on terror charges in Ohio

    600 phones, $11,000 in cash, airplane passenger lists, and locations of Wal-Mart stores.

    The phones provide a ready means of communication which, once discarded and replaced, are hard to trace. They also can provide ready cash -- by being sold to drug dealers and others who also don't want to be traced. Chips from inside the phones can also be taken out and used as bomb detonators. The airplane passenger lists are an ominous touch; Susan Vessels doesn't have to say what they're for -- it's obvious. Locations of Wal-Mart stores could involve planned attacks or simply an easy resource for finding those phones and other supplies. "2 held on terror charges in Ohio," from AP:

    MARIETTA, Ohio - Two men were charged Wednesday with money laundering in support of terrorism after authorities said they found airplane passenger lists and information on airport security checkpoints in their car.

    Deputies stopped Osama Sabhi Abulhassan, 20, and Ali Houssaiky, 20, both of Dearborn, Mich., on a traffic violation Tuesday. They found the flight documents along with $11,000 cash and 12 phones in the car, said Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks.

    Prosecutor Susan Vessels declined to say how the phones, cash or flight information involved terrorism.

    Abulhassan and Houssaiky admitted buying about 600 phones in recent months at stores in southeast Ohio, said sheriff's Maj. John Winstanley. The men said they sold the phones to someone in Dearborn, a Detroit suburb.

    Investigators going through the car after the pair were pulled over in Marietta, about 90 miles southeast of Columbus, also found a map that showed locations of Wal-Mart stores from Ohio through Kentucky, Tennessee and into North and South Carolina, Vessels said....

    The charges allege the two laundered between $5,000 and $25,000, Vessels said. A conviction carries a maximum 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Moses
    2 Muslims held on terror charges in Ohio

    600 phones, $11,000 in cash, airplane passenger lists, and locations of Wal-Mart stores.

    The phones provide a ready means of communication which, once discarded and replaced, are hard to trace. They also can provide ready cash -- by being sold to drug dealers and others who also don't want to be traced. Chips from inside the phones can also be taken out and used as bomb detonators. The airplane passenger lists are an ominous touch; Susan Vessels doesn't have to say what they're for -- it's obvious. Locations of Wal-Mart stores could involve planned attacks or simply an easy resource for finding those phones and other supplies. "2 held on terror charges in Ohio," from AP:

    MARIETTA, Ohio - Two men were charged Wednesday with money laundering in support of terrorism after authorities said they found airplane passenger lists and information on airport security checkpoints in their car.

    Deputies stopped Osama Sabhi Abulhassan, 20, and Ali Houssaiky, 20, both of Dearborn, Mich., on a traffic violation Tuesday. They found the flight documents along with $11,000 cash and 12 phones in the car, said Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks.

    Prosecutor Susan Vessels declined to say how the phones, cash or flight information involved terrorism.

    Abulhassan and Houssaiky admitted buying about 600 phones in recent months at stores in southeast Ohio, said sheriff's Maj. John Winstanley. The men said they sold the phones to someone in Dearborn, a Detroit suburb.

    Investigators going through the car after the pair were pulled over in Marietta, about 90 miles southeast of Columbus, also found a map that showed locations of Wal-Mart stores from Ohio through Kentucky, Tennessee and into North and South Carolina, Vessels said....

    The charges allege the two laundered between $5,000 and $25,000, Vessels said. A conviction carries a maximum 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.
    As the article states, the two are most likely involved in illegal activity to raise funds for terrorist groups abroad. Maybe selling illegal cigarettes, maybe drugs.

    It is fairly common among those in the drug trade to make runs through several states buying "burners" (pre-paid nearly-untappable cell phones), never purchasing more than a few at each store so as not to attract suspicion or make a traceable purchase.

    The phones are then used by drug dealers, and discarded after a week or so, making it nearly impossible for law enforcement to set up a wiretap.

    If you ever travel through some bad neighborhoods of major cities, especially on the east coast, you'll see the used cell phones lying around on the ground.

    Anyway, the good news is that Switzerland has recently announced it will share previously confidential records with the US in an attempt to freeze the accounts of terrorist charities who use swiss banks:

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/nation...Terrorism.html

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    Kotch, you might want to reevaluate the situation:

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