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US man arrested trying to smuggle items to Syria for bin Laden hunt.


A US man is facing charges after allegedly trying to smuggle more than USD13,000 and a Taser stun device as well as ammunition and radiation detectors.

The man was arrested on 15 February when he was changing aircraft at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. A search of the man's luggage showed that he was carrying items including a Taser, ammunition, pepper spray, a bulletproof vest and three Geiger counters in his luggage. At the time of his arrest the man told agents that he was headed to Syria, hoping to claim the reward offered by the US government for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Osama bin Laden, The Associated Press reported.

According to prosecutors the man was indicted on 1 March and is due to be arraigned on 8 March.

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Title Annotation:Osama bin Laden
Publication:Airline Industry Information
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 3, 2005
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