Haji Juma Khan, 54, a/k/a Abdullah or Haji Juma Khan Mohammadhasni, is among the first defendants to be prosecuted under the 2006 federal narco-terrorism statute. On Thursday, Khan was detained in Indonesia and turned over to the United States, which had sent a notice to Interpol that he was being sought, authorities said. Khan had just arrived in Jakarta on a flight from Dubai (see my post on Dubai), they said. Khan's lawyer is Sabrina Shroff, she is a member of the National Lawyers Guild. The National Lawyers Guild, which is not openly communist but has been a front organization for communists.
Bernardine Dohrn (Bil Ayres wife) initially moved to New York City to work for the National Lawyers Guild, an organization with which the Weather Underground and the Prairie Fire Organizing Committee worked very closely with in the following years. The National Lawyers Guild in the old days was frequently identified as a legal front organization for the Communist Party.
Michele M. Leonhart, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration joined Michael J. Garcia, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, to announce the arrest of HAJI JUMA KHAN, an Afghan drug trafficker charged with conspiracy to distribute narcotics with intent to support a terrorist organization. This is the second time the US has arrested Haji Juma Khan, they let him go in Dec. 2001 ! That decision has come back to haunt the U.S. and its allies in Afghanistan. Western intelligence agencies believe that Khan become the kingpin of a heroin-trafficking enterprise that is a principal source of funding for the Taliban and al-Qaeda terrorists. See bakground video, click here.
December 2001...Afghan drug kingpin Haji Juma Khan was arrested and taken into US custody. Although his role in the illegal drug trade was known to US officials, he is let go. A European counterterrorism expert says, “At the time, the Americans were only interested in catching bin Laden and Mullah Omar.” Another major kingpin is arrested and released around this time as well. After being released, Khan re-establishes a smuggling network that greatly benefits the Taliban and al-Qaeda. For instance, in May 2004, a tip off will reveal that Khan is employing a fleet of cargo ships to move Afghan heroin out of Pakistan to the Middle East. Some return trips bring back plastic explosives, antitank mines, and other weapons to be used against US troops in Afghanistan. In 2004, Assistant Secretary of State Bobby Charles says of Khan, “He’s obviously very tightly tied to the Taliban.… There are central linkages among Khan, Mullah Omar, and bin Laden.”
In January 2004, U.S. and Afghan agents raided a drug runner's house in Kabul and found a dozen or so satellite phones. The phones were passed to the CIA station in Kabul, which found they had been used to call numbers linked to suspected terrorists in Turkey, the Balkans (Albanian Muslim Mafia) and Western Europe. "It was an incredibly sophisticated network," says the official.
See My prior postFriday, July 04, 2008, ALBANIAN MUSLIM MAFIA & INDIAN MUSLIM MAFIA LINK UP TO CONTROL WORLD'S HEROIN TRADE IN SUPPORT OF TERRORISM (AL-QAEDA). The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released a report on the heroin trade; "Albania and Kosovo are the heart of the Balkan drug trade route (Albanian Muslim Mafia, Daut Kadrioski) which links Pakistan and Afghanistan (Indian Muslim Mafia, Dawood Ibrahim) with Europe. That route is worth around USD 7bn annually and around 80 percent of the heroin intended for the western European market is smuggled along this route," said a report presented to the U.S. Congress.
According to the Indictment unsealed today, October 24 2008, in Manhattan federal court: Since at least 1999, KHAN led an international opium, morphine and heroin trafficking organization (the “Khan Organization”) based principally in the Helmand and Kandahar provinces of southern Afghanistan. The Khan Organization arranged to sell morphine base, an opium derivative that can be processed into heroin, in quantities as large as 40 tons – enough to supply the entire United States heroin market for more than two years. According to the Indictment, the Khan Organization also operated labs in Afghanistan that produced refined heroin and sold the drug in quantities of as much as 100 kilograms, or 220 pounds, and more.
KHAN has been closely aligned with the Taliban, which was designated by the President of the United States as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist Group in 2002. The Taliban’s totalitarian government controlled Afghanistan from the mid-1990s until 2001, when it was removed from power by the United States and allied military forces.
Since the United States’ military intervention, the Taliban has operated an insurgency aimed at re-establishing its control of Afghanistan and forcibly expelling the United States and its allies through terrorist tactics such as suicide bombings, improvised explosive devices, shootings and kidnappings, which target American soldiers, Afghan political leaders, security contractors and civilians. The Taliban has publicly claimed credit for terrorist attacks, including a January 14, 2008 attack on civilians and employees at the Serena Hotel in Kabul, in which an American citizen was murdered.
The Taliban’s terrorist insurgency has been funded in part by drug traffickers who provide financing to the Taliban in exchange for protection for their drug routes, production labs, and opium poppy fields. KHAN has supported the Taliban’s efforts to forcibly remove the United States and its allies from Afghanistan by providing financial support in the form of drug proceeds.
“Proceeds from HAJI JUMA KHAN’s global drug trafficking organization funded the terrorist activities of the Taliban,” said DEA Acting Administrator MICHELE M. LEONHART. “His arrest disrupts a significant line of credit to the Taliban and will shake the foundation of his drug network that has moved massive quantities of heroin to worldwide drug markets.”
Mr. GARCIA said: “The arrest of HAJI JUMA KHAN is another significant step in the continuing effort to combat terrorism by stopping the flow of narcotics proceeds that help fund the Taliban and other terrorist organizations.”
Mr. GARCIA praised the investigative work of the DEA, with the assistance of the British Serious Organised Crime Agency, and thanked the Turkish National Police and the Turkish Jandarma for their role in the case. They should have kept Khan way back in December 2001 !