Three Arabic men arrested trying to infiltrate Miami port
Federal and county authorities have arrested as many as three Middle Eastern men at the Port of Miami-Dade after they tried to enter the facility Sunday morning without proper paperwork, officials said.I notice that a report by the AP featured on FOX's website has been altered to make it sound as though there was only a bomb scare or something. (The report from Local6, while it does contain some bias, is better and must be what came out earlier.) But what's really insulting is the report from CBS, calling this a "comedy of errors". Excuse me? This is serious business and they're calling it that? Dan Riehl has more on how they're trying to pass this off as a "miscommunication".
An FBI spokeswoman in Miami said an Iraqi semi-truck driver trying to get into the port was been arrested after the cargo in his truck did not match what was declared on the truck's manifest.
A second Iraqi national and third Lebanese national were found hiding inside the truck, the official said.
''Right now, we're trying to figure out what these men were trying to do,'' said Judy Orihuela, the FBI spokeswoman. A press conference will be held later today.
She said the incident began when the Iraqi driver tried to make a delivery at the port and was told he needed a day pass.
During the questioning, inconsistencies surfaced as to the cargo. The two men hiding were found during a search of the truck, she said.
The incident prompted a shut-down of the port as members of several federal, local and state law enforcement agencies converged on the busy facility. Among the agencies responding was the Center for Domestic Preparedness, an agency that deals with suspected weapons of mass destruction.
Orihuela said the men appear to be in the U.S. legally and have resident status. They are not on any watch list.
Authorities in Washington, D.C. have been notified of the incident, Orihuela said.
I think the news that these men may not be on any watch list is good reason for concern. Gateway Pundit says the authorities have a warrant for one of the men, all of whom work at a company in Dearbornistan, Michigan (see also at The Autopsy).
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