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Navy Seizes Hashish; Sees Ties to Al Qaeda

The United States Navy seized two tons of hashish and detained three men it said had ties to Al Qaeda when it halted and boarded a boat in the Persian Gulf on Monday, military officials announced Friday. “An initial investigation uncovered clear ties between the smuggling operation and Al Qaeda,” the Navy said in a statement. Pentagon and military officials declined to give any details of the information that linked the shipment or the three men to Al Qaeda, but they said they had evidence that the cache of drugs aboard the 40-foot boat was intended to raise funds for terrorist activities. Three men among the 12 on board were taken to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan for further questioning, a senior military officer said. Full Story

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