At the end of August, Judicial Watch reported that ISIS elements were operating in Juarez, right across the border from El Paso, TX, and that high-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources had confirmed that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border had been issued.
Now, after the August 27 arrest in Chicago of Emad Karakrah, a convicted sex felon and former FBI informant believed to be a logistics and transportation operative for Islamic terror groups, and the August arrest in El Paso of Hector Pedroz Huerta, a Karakrah associate and illegal alien believed (among other crimes) to have smuggled arms and explosives out of nearby Ft Bliss (with aid of corrupt soldiers, contractors), there are more dots to connect -- and opportunities to wrap up an Islamic terror network operating in the El Paso area, including three El Paso "mosques," and Anthony, New Mexico, less than 30 miles away.
Judicial Watch reports:
Like Karakrah, Huerta is also believed to be deeply involved in smuggling drugs and weapons. Though he is an illegal alien, Huerta has resided in the El Paso area for years. He has ties to a wealthy American in El Paso with business interests in the transportation industry. The wealthy owner of the transportation business is believed to protect Huerta and provide him with free legal counsel in exchange for Huerta’s continued silence concerning certain aspects of the transportation business.
In 2009 he partnered with Karakrah to plan a Chicago truck bombing that was thwarted. Between December 2010 and February 2011, Huerta and Karakrah also planned two additional bomb plots targeting oil refineries in Houston and the Fort Worth Stockyards, according to Judicial Watch sources.
During the 2010/2011 timeframe, Karakrah and Huerta met with two of the FBI’s “most wanted” terrorists: Jaber A. Elbaneh and Adnan Gulshair el Shukrijumah (a/k/a: “Javier Robles”). The meetings took place in a private home in Anthony, NM. The four men discussed the movement of drugs, money and people.
The plots were further planned by fellow conspirators at a “mosque” on Redd Road in El Paso, as well as two other “mosques” in the city.
Karakrah, Huerta, Elbaneh and el Shukrijumah all met again in Anthony, NM in March 2014 according to Judicial Watch sources.
With both Karakrah and Huerta in custody, federal law enforcement officials have an extraordinary opportunity to break the powerful narco-terrorism grip on El Paso – assuming they can overcome internecine turf wars between the various agencies of the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Judicial Watch “connected the dots” in this narco-terrorism network for federal law enforcement.
Someone's gotta do it.
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