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FBI: Suspected Dealer Sought 50 Missiles

A suspected arms dealer ordered held without bond Wednesday began arranging to smuggle 50 more shoulder-fired missiles into the United States soon after securing one of the weapons, which he thought was intended to shoot down a jetliner, according to an FBI affidavit. The document also said that Hemant Lakhani, dealing with an undercover FBI agent he believed to be a Muslim terrorist, was recorded as saying Osama bin Laden “did a good thing” and “straightened them all out.” Lakhani, 68, a Briton described as a “significant international arms dealer,” is charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to terrorists and acting as an arms broker without a license. “The terrorists who have threatened America lost an ally in their attempts to kill our citizens,” Christopher J. Christie, the U.S. attorney for New Jersey, said after Lakhani’s arraignment. Full Story

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