Woman arrested in Vermont has ties to Algerian Terrorists.

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From CNN: (Also headline news at CNN is the warning of potential Mail Bombs from Germany...)

"Prosecutors: Woman arrested at Canadian border has terrorist ties" "The border crossing at Beecher Falls, Vermont"

December 23, 1999 Web posted at: 12:14 p.m. EST (1714 GMT)

"BURLINGTON, Vermont (AP) -- A woman arrested at the Vermont-Canadian border has ties to an international group that is believed to have sponsored terrorist activities in Europe and Algeria, federal prosecutors said Thursday."

"The disclosure came as prosecutors argued successfully in federal court to keep Lucia Garofalo and Bouabide Chamchi in jail. Both were arrested Sunday at a remote border crossing in northeastern Vermont."

"Prosecutors said in court documents that they have linked Ms. Garofalo's cell phone and the car she was driving to a member of the Algerian Islamic League, whose leader is said to be connected to "organizations sponsoring a number of terrorist acts in Europe and Algeria," according to court documents." "Prosecutors said that information came from American intelligence sources, which they did not further identify."

"The prosecutors went to federal court today to try to keep the Canadian woman -- Lucia Garofalo -- in jail. She and an Algerian man were arrested Sunday at a border crossing from Canada."

"In court documents, the prosecutors said they have linked Garofalo's cell phone -- and the car she was driving -- to a member of the Algerian Islamic League."

-- Deb M. (vmcclell@columbus.rr.com), December 23, 1999


yes- and this is probably only the tip of the iceburg. From what i understand, she has entered the US several times this month alone- bringing who and what with her? And others as well I'm sure have done the same thing- the Canadian/Vermont border is pretty laid back (or was)- how sad this has to happen. I do truly worry about what will happen this next week or two-

-- farmer (hillsidefarm@drbs.com), December 23, 1999.

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