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American Arrested for ISIS Ties Wanted to Move Terrorists to US Via Mexico

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By    |   Friday, 22 Apr 2016 11:50 AM

An American accused of trying to join the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group reportedly told investigators he told ISIS members about a smuggling route into the United States via Mexico.

According to Fox News Latino, Gules Ali Omar wanted a way for terrorists to get from Syria to the U.S. He reportedly told ISIS members about his plans before he was arrested in Minnesota.

Omar, 21, was one of four men arrested in Minnesota and charged with, among other things, conspiracy to commit murder outside the U.S. The other men are Hamza Naj Ahmed, 21, Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, 22, and Abdirahman Yasin Daud, 22.

Authorities, according to Fox News, allege the men had been meeting in secret with members of the Somali community in Minnesota and had been making plans to join ISIS.

Five other men were also arrested and charged with conspiracy to support a foreign terrorist organization, while a 10th man suspected in the plot is in Syria.

The fear that ISIS would try to smuggle fighters into the U.S. via Mexico has been discussed for months. Last summer, a former FBI agent said if drug dealers can sneak narcotics across the border, ISIS can do the same with people

Those comments came in the wake of ISIS' pledge to smuggle a nuclear weapon into the U.S. from Mexico.

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