Friday, November 17, 2006

Airport Arrest Turns Up Nuclear Info

A man was arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after officials say they found him carrying more than $78,000 in cash and a laptop computer containing information about nuclear materials and cyanide.

Sisayehiticha Dinssa, an unemployed U.S. citizen, was arrested Tuesday after a dog caught the scent of narcotics on cash he was carrying, according to an affidavit filed in court.

When agents asked him if he had any cash to declare, he said he had $18,000, authorities said. But when agents checked his luggage, they found an additional $59,000. When they scrolled through his laptop, they said they found the mysterious files.

Hmmm, $78,000 in cash and a laptop containing info on nuclear materials and cyanide. Call me paranoid, but try as I will, I cannot come up with any logical explanation - aside from the obvious. By the way, the unemployed man in question lives in Dallas, had just just arrived from Nigeria by way of Amstrerdam and was on his way to Phoenix.

I seem to notice these obscure stories ever so often. For instance, there was this one in September about some dude trying to board an aircraft with a knife hidden in a carved-out book. He was bound for Yemen and, of course, he had no idea how the knife got there.

And these are just the things we hear about.

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