(December 29, 2002) -- At midday today (Sunday afternoon), the FBI issued a release seeking the public's assistance in locating five men believed to have entered the U.S. illegally on or about December 24.
In the public interest, we post the FBI's written release and a link to its Wanted poster with photos.
The FBI says the individuals pictured "are believed to have entered the United States illegally on or about December 24, 2002. Although the FBI has no specific information that they are connected to any potential terrorist activities, based upon information developed in the course of on-going investigations, the FBI would like to locate and question these persons...The FBI asks that anyone with information about them contact their nearest FBI office."
For Immediate Release
December 29, 2002 Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public's assistance in determining the whereabouts of the following individuals:
ABID NORAIZ ALI, DOB AUGUST 15, 1977
IFTIKHAR KHOZMAI ALI, DOB SEPTEMBER 20, 1981
MUSTAFA KHAN OWASI, DOB NOVEMBER 12, 1969
ADIL PERVEZ, DOB DECEMBER 12, 1983
AKBAR JAMAL, DOB NOVEMBER 1, 1974
The above identified individuals, whose names and dates of birth may be fictitious, are believed to have entered the United States illegally on or about December 24, 2002. Although the FBI has no specific information that these individuals are connected to any potential terrorist activities, based upon information developed in the course of on-going investigations, the FBI would like to locate and question these persons.
The FBI has been working with Homeland Security Agencies (U.S. Customs, INS, TSA) to locate these individuals. The above information has also been disseminated to the appropriate law enforcement agencies around the United States and throughout the world.
Anyone with any information pertaining to these individuals is asked to contact their nearest FBI office. Photographs of the these individuals can be found on the FBI's web site at www.FBI.gov.
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The FBI web site provides the following contact information for their L.A. field office:
FBI Los Angeles
Suite 1700, FOB
11000 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90024-3672