Anti-terror agents arrest seven in Raleigh
Officials arrested seven North Carolina residents Monday on charges they supported terrorism by recruiting people to fight and plotted a series of attacks overseas.Posted — Updated
According to the indictment unsealed Monday, Daniel Boyd, also known as "Saifullah," and the other defendants conspired to provide resources to terrorists from roughly November 2006 through at least July 2009.
The indictment also alleges that Daniel Boyd obtained a variety of weapons to use toward his goal of murdering people and providing material support to terrorists.
“These charges hammer home the point that terrorists and their supporters are not confined to the remote regions of some far away land but can grow and fester right here at home. Terrorists and their supporters are relentless and constant in their efforts to hurt and kill innocent people across the globe. We must be equally relentless and constant in our efforts to stop them,” United States Attorney George E.B. Holding said in a statement.
All of the defendants are U.S. citizens, except Sherifi, who is legal U.S. permanent resident. The suspects had Raleigh addresses, expect for Subasic, who resided in Holly Springs, and Daniel Boyd, who lived in Willow Spring, according to the indictment.
Daniel Boyd, Sherifi and Zakariya Boyd are facing an additional charge of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
The defendants are due back in court Thursday morning.
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