posted by Christopher W. Holton
The Washington Times is reporting that two Pakistani nationals with terrorist ties were apprehended on the southern US border near San Diego back in September:
The Border Patrol nabbed two Pakistani men with ties to terrorism at the U.S.-Mexico border in September in the latest instance of illegal immigrants from so-called “special interest countries” using the southern border as a point of entry to the U.S.
Muhammad Azeem and Mukhtar Ahmad, both in their 20s and from Gujrat, were caught Sept. 20 by agents south of San Diego and just over the international border from Tijuana. When agents checked their identities through databases they got hits on both of them: Mr. Ahmad popped up as an associate of a known or suspected terrorist, while Mr. Azeem’s information had been shared by a foreign government for intelligence purposes.
Both men had been processed two months earlier by immigration officials in Panama, suggesting they took advantage of smuggling networks or other routes increasingly used by Central American illegal immigrants to sneak into the U.S.
Long-time readers of TTB may recall last year’s detailed analysis of the Jihadi threat on our porous southern border, which we relink here for further background detail to match the Washington Times report above:
THE JIHADIST THREAT ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER