Dutch Police Arrest Terror Suspects On US Flight

Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al-Soofi, who was to believed to be from Yemen, and Hezam al-Murisi, whose nationality was not known, were detained at the request of the American authorities. Al-Soofi began his journey in Alabama where airport screeners stopped him because of his “bulky clothing”, according to ABC News. They discovered he was carrying $7,000 in cash. The US Transport and Security Administration is likely to face questions about why he was allowed to board even though his luggage was allegedly found to contain a mobile phone taped to a Pepto-Bismol bottle, three other mobile phones taped together and several watches taped together. Sources told ABC that because no explosives were discovered, he was cleared for the flight to Chicago. A senior law enforcement official said the two men may have been carrying “mock bombs” for what was “almost certainly a dry run”. At Chicago, al-Soofi appears to have checked his luggage on a flight bound for Yemen, with scheduled stops in Washington’s Dulles airport and Dubai. He did not board the flight and was instead joined by Murisi for the flight to Amsterdam.