Posts Tagged: airport

Sentence struck down in millennium bomb plot

www.homelandsecuritynet.com LOS ANGELES — A 22-year sentence was unreasonably lenient for al-Qaida-trained terrorist Ahmed Ressam, who drove a trunkload of powerful explosives into the United States from Canada with the intent of bombing Los Angeles International Airport on the eve of the millennium, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The 7-4 ruling by the full… Read more »

Stowaway: Drawing a line in the sand for Government agencies responsible for transportation security-

By Josh Jacobs Details continue to emerge from a story that broke at the end of June concerning a Nigerian American who bypassed three separate layers of airport security in New York and successfully flew to Los Angeles. It wasn’t until mid-flight that the suspect was asked to present his boarding pass and ID. After… Read more »