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3 Charged in al Qaeda Narco-Terrorism Conspiracy Case

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By Joel Zand on December 18, 2009 1:54 PM

A federal criminal complaint charges three African men (Oumar Issa, Harouna Touré and Idriss Abelrahman) -- alleged members of the terrorist groups al Qaeda and al Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb (AQIM) -- with conspiring to commit acts of narco-terrorism and conspiracy to provide material support to FARC, another U.S. designated terrorist group located in Colombia.

The criminal complaint (see below) contends that several confidential sources of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) played a key role in the case, discovering that the three defendants openly held themselves out as member of al Qaeda or AQIM, and were willing to help transport cocaine through Africa for FARC to help facilitate narcotic trade to Europe.

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