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Countries' cooperation in sting unprecedented

FBI agents have known since the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center that culturally diverse northern New Jersey could attract terrorists who want to blend into an area so close to New York City. Like those responsible for the 1993 bombing, some of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists used northern New Jersey as a staging area for the attacks against New York and Washington. So in December 2001, when an FBI informant came across a man officials described as a significant arms dealer there, federal agents launched an international sting operation that is the first of its kind. On Wednesday, arms dealer Hemant Lakhani, 68, of London, appeared in U.S. District Court in Newark, N.J., to face charges that he tried to sell a Russian surface-to-air missile to purported terrorists to shoot down a commercial jet. Full Story

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