– 2 EGYPTIANS ARRESTED IN USA
Two Egyptian students: Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, 24, an engineering graduate student and teaching assistant at the Tampa-based University and Youssef Samir Megahed, 21, an engineering student, were stopped for speeding on 08/04/2007 in Goose Creek, near a Navy base in South Carolina, probably in a premeditated operation. The Navy base was used to hold “enemy combatants” before moving them to Guantanamo.
In their car police found pipe bombs. Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed and Youssef Samir Megahed were held on state charges while the FBI continued to investigate whether there was a terrorism link. They claimed the devices were made from fireworks they bought at Wal-Mart.
On 08/31/2007 Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed and Youssef Samir Megahed were indicted in Tampa, Florida, USA for distributing information relating to explosives and destructive devices, transporting explosive materials across state lines without permits and the intention to use the explosive materials. Bond for Sherif Mohamed was set at $500,000 and for Samir Megahed at $300,000.
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