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Fri February 25, 2011
Michigan-based company's security training leads to arrest of terror suspect
A Michigan-based company is being credited for detecting a shipment of chemicals thought to be part of a terrorist plan to blow up U.S. targets.
Con-way Freight of Ann Arbor has a Homeland Security program in which employees are trained to spot suspicious shipments.
That program paid off this week when a worker found a package of a chemical called phenol being shipped to Lubbock, Texas.
Con-way managers notified the FBI and a 20-year-old student from Saudi Arabia was arrested.
He’s suspected in a plot to blow up targets in New York City and the home of former President George W. Bush.
For them to be paying attention, in detail, to this particular shipment on this particular date in time, is most certainly encouraging to us," says Curtis Shewchuk, Con-way's director of corporate security. "It's rewarding to know that our employees are participating."
Ali-M Aldawsari was arrested in Texas and is charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.