Sunday, January 07, 2007
Three Arabs Detained Trying to Sneak Into Port of Miami
Webcast News Service, 7 January 2007
Three Arab men have been detained as they tried to sneak past a security checkpoint at the Port of Miami.
The incident occurred around 8:00 a.m. According to local authorities, a security office became suspicious when the driver of a truck attempting to enter the port area did not have the required paperwork. Officers searched the truck and found two other men in the cab trying to hide, Williams said.
The three men were two Iraqis and one Lebanese national who are legal permanent U.S. residents. They were taken into custody for questioning but had had not been charged by Sunday afternoon.
The Miami-Dade bomb squad moved the truck away from public areas of the port and X-rayed it. The port's cargo area was shut down all day Sunday.