Muhammad Abid Hussain

Charged: March 03, 2011
Affiliation
Pakistani Taliban
State
District of Columbia
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Material support
  • Immigration violations
FISA Notification
No
Found Guilty: January 31, 2012
Sentenced: April 10, 2012
Imprisonment
2 years and 7 months
Released: Date unavailable
Details
Muhammad Abid Hussain
  • Age
    Unknown
  • Gender
    Unknown
  • Race
    Unknown
Muhammad Abid Hussain and a co-conspirator in Quito, Ecuador, were approached by FBI informants who claimed to be associated with the Pakistani Taliban. They wanted Hussain’s help in smuggling Taliban members and explosives into the United States. Hussain accepted $2,000 from the informants as part of his fee for helping to smuggle people and explosives. U.S. authorities arrested Hussain in Miami, before he had smuggled anyone or anything into the country. A jury found him guilty of conspiring to smuggle people into the United States but acquitted him of the material support charge.