Alleged Hezbollah Stoelen Car operative Moussa Ali Hamdan arrested. PHILADELPHIA (UPI) -- A New Jersey carpet installer and car dealer who allegedly acquired stolen cars and electronics for Hezbollah has been arrested in Paraguay, authorities said. Investigators say Hamdan formerly lived in Cinnaminson, N.J.
While running a car lot on Route 130 in South Jersey, Moussa Ali Hamdan allegedly bought what he believed were stolen goods from undercover agents, selling some of them on his own account and giving others to Hezbollah. Hamdan allegedly inadvertently led a task force to other members of a Hezbollah stolen car cell operating in the United States.
Al Qaeda's affiliate in Southeast Asia, Jemaah Islamiyah, engages in bank robbery and the international stolen car racket. Canada, Norway, Germany and certain eastern countries, such as Malaysia, have discovered how the stolen car racket can help muslim extremists. According to the Canadian Police, 20 to 30 thousand luxury cars are stolen every year and, almost always sent abroad. An undefined number are handled by criminals who have relations with extremist organizations such as Jemaah Islamiah. The same thing has been discovered by the Malaysian authorities, alarmed by the 12% increase in car thefts.
It is suspected that the receivers of these cars are the men of Jemaa Islamya, a group that is responsible for serious attacks. Nearer to us – in central Europe – the traffic has favoured that nebula inspired by the Al Zarkawi. As always, North Africa and the Middle East are the markets of cars stolen in Paris or Milan.
Jemaah Islamiah is a Southeast Asian militant Islamic terrorist organization dedicated to the establishment of a Daulah Islamiyah (regional Islamic caliphate). JI was added to the United Nations 1267 Committee's list of terrorist organizations linked to al-Qaeda or the Taliban on 25 October 2002. Most of Jemaah Islamiah prominent figures such as Hambali, Abu Dujana, Azahari Husin, Noordin Top and "Dulmatin" have either been captured or killed, mostly by Indonesian anti-terrorist squad, Detachment 88.
From Times Online March 9, 2010, Bali bomber mastermind "Dulmatin" 'killed in shoot-out'. The alleged mastermind behind the 2002 Bali bombings is believed to have been killed in a shoot-out with Indonesian police on the outskirts of Jakarta. Jemaah Islamiah member Dulmatin was from Central Java...he was a second-hand car dealer, an electronics expert and his role was to detonate the bombs by cellular phone.”
The stolen vehicles can be filled with explosives, guns, drugs and documents. These become exchange money and even bombs on four wheels. It might sound strange, but analyses of the wrecks of some exploded cars in the streets of Iraq were discovered to come from abroad.
NOVEMBER 22nd, 2010...Seventeen luxury vehicles worth almost $9 million that were stolen in the UK were recovered from Durban Harbour South Africa after a major investigation involving British and local police.
Top-of-the-range vehicles, including a Land Rover Discovery 3, the latest Range Rover model, a Porsche Turbo, a range of BMWs, including an X5 and a GT model, Audi Q7, a new E350 Mercedes-Benz, Lexus and VW Golfs were lined up at a warehouse in Durban yesterday, ready to be shipped out of the country back to their owners in Britain.
Police said the papers, number plates and engine numbers had been cloned and the vehicles were destined for people in neighbouring countries such as Botswana and Mozambique. They said the vehicles had been seized from containers in the harbour since the launch of the investigation in July 2010.
Detective-Constable Vincent Wise, of the UK National Auto Crime Unit, said the investigations had begun when police noted the high rate of house burglaries in the UK in which vehicles were stolen. “The vehicles would be stolen from their owners through house burglaries where criminals would demand keys of the vehicles. The cars would then be cloned and given false identities before being shipped as exports to other countries.” Durban South Africa in particular was being used as a transit port.
Wise said a few people in Britain had been arrested. They were low-level criminals who carried out the thefts. “The investigation is continuing and we are expecting to make more arrests soon. We believe that this is an international car theft syndicate.” In a similar operation in August, eight luxury vehicles were seized in Durban. These included a Porsche, BMWs, an Audi Q7, a Lexus, a Bentley and a Land Rover Discovery.
There were two glaring examples of auto registration fraud in Sarasota and Miami Fl during 2008, see Thursday, December 11, 2008, FLORIDA USED CAR DEALERS ARRESTED, SERGIY ZHELEZNYAK IN SARASOTA AND ALI HASSAN HAMMOUD IN MIAMI, STOLEN CARS TO RUSSIA AND MIDDLE EAST, VIN SWITCHING.
VIN Switching: The Ultimate Alias for Auto Theft. Sarasota used car dealer Sergiy Zheleznyak had obtained 36 phony car titles for nonexistant vehicles, late model vehicles such as six 2009 Mercedes Benz sedans, two 2008 BMW’s, and an assortment of 2008 and 2009 Honda Accords, Accra’s and Toyota’s. Sergiy Zheleznyak was obtaining the phony titles on the non-existant vehicles from the Sarasota County Tag office for his associate Alexksandr Mikhaylov in New York City.
Sergiy Zheleznyak, as MS Auto, was going to receive $100 each for the phony titles from Alexksandr Mikhaylov in New York City as Mr. Mikhaylov needed the new titles to ship vehicles matching the description (stolen possibly) to Russia. All of the supposed 36 vehicles that Sergiy Zheleznyak registered in Sarasota were new, full size sedans, SUV's and pick-up trucks with 5 to 50 miles listed on the odometer, with no lien holders, free and clear, but of course they did not ever exist in Sarasota, on paper only, but in New York City that is a different story.
Hezbollah has been involved in the stolen car racket to support terrorism for years, Hezbollah theft rings have stolen luxury cars in Canada and sent them to Lebanon for use by senior Hezbollah officials. Ali Hassan Hammoud was more than likely sending stolen vehicles out of the country after switching the VIN’s from the Copart auction cars to the stolen cars and then via the Port of Miami to the Middle East through his Zamaiss Import Export company.
Bill Warner Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM