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Venezuelan in British Custody Investigated for Terrorist Ties

The suspect was arrested at a London airport with a grenade in his bag. Authorities seek signs of an Al Qaeda presence in Latin America. British and local authorities are investigating whether a Venezuelan found last month with a hand grenade in his luggage at London’s Gatwick Airport has ties to Al Qaeda or other Mideast terrorist groups. Hazil Mohammed Rahaman, 37, who studied in Saudi Arabia to become an Islamic spiritual leader, raised suspicions because his passport showed he had spent the last three years touring countries that included Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Sudan, Venezuelan officials and investigators said. Scotland Yard and secret police here are now combing bank accounts, telephone records and other travel documents to determine whether Rahaman, who suffered from serious depression, might have been part of an Al Qaeda cell seeking to launch a surprise attack from an unexpected base: South America. Full Story

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