Two Pak-American brothers arrested on terrorism charges in US

  • PTI, Washington
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  • Updated: Dec 01, 2012 08:35 IST

Two American brothers of Pakistani descent have been arrested in Florida for plotting to provide material support to terrorists and to use a weapon of mass destruction within the US.

Arrested in Fort Lauderdale in Florida on Thursday the two brothers -- Raees Alam Qazi, 20, and Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 30, who are naturalized American citizens from Pakistan were produced before a court on Friday, the US authorities said.

The charge of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists carries a maximum potential sentence of 15 years in prison  while that of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction carries a maximum potential sentence of life in prison.

From July 2011 the two brothers conspired to provide material support and resources -- including property, services, funding, lodging, communications equipment, personnel and transportation, knowing and intending that this support be used in preparation for and in carrying out a violation of law: namely, a conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, the indictment alleges.

The indictment further alleges that during this time frame the defendants conspired to use a weapon of mass destruction (explosives) against persons and property within the US, the department of justice said.

 

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