Ilyas Ali

Charge Date: Wed Oct. 30, 2002
Investigation Type(s):Informant, Sting
Charges:Drug violations, Funding terrorists, Material support for terrorists
Outcome:Pleaded guilty
Convictions:Drug violations, Material support for terrorists
State:California
Alleged Affiliation:Al Qaeda
Description:

Ali and coconspirators Abid Afridi and Sayed Mustajab Shah attempted to sell five tons of hashish and a half ton of heroin to an informant in exchange for four Stinger missiles, which Shah intended to sell to the Taliban. They were arrested in Hong Kong after meeting with agents posing as drug dealers. Ali was sentenced to nearly five years in prison.

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