Cook County sheriff’s police have seized nearly $3 million in drugs from a man who was receiving suspicious packages in his Morgan Park neighborhood home.
British police say a mail bomb intercepted last month at an English airport could have exploded over the East Coast of the United States.
Yemeni authorities arrested a woman Saturday and searched for other suspects linked to al-Qaida’s Persian Gulf faction in the plot to mail bombs powerful enough to down a cargo plane.
A local terrorism analyst says that even though authorities intercepted explosives bound for Chicago from Yemen, the plot shows that terrorists can win by forcing expenditure of millions to screen out a few dollars worth of chemicals.
Yemeni authorities are checking dozens more packages in a search for the terrorists who tried to mail bombs to Chicago-area synagogues in a brazen plot that heightened fears of a a new al-Qaida terror attack.
Two suspicious packages containing explosives were intercepted on their way from Yemen to Chicago, authorities said Friday. President Barack Obama said authorities had uncovered a “credible terrorist threat.”
The Jewish Federation of Chicago was helping get the word out to local synagogues and Jewish centers on Friday after authorities intercepted two suspicious packages from Yemen.
Authorities stopped two cargo planes with suspicious packages onboard, after learning the items were being sent from Yemen to synagogues in Chicago.