Post office employee in NC charged with aiding terrorists



RALEIGH (WTVD) — A Cary man has been charged with aiding a foreign terrorist organization.

Court documents show 29-year-old Basit Sheikh, also known as Abdul Basit, was arrested Nov. 2.

Sheikh was indicted for providing material support and resources to the al-Nusrah Front, a known terrorist organization. It’s a group with ties to Al-Qaida in Iraq.

The arrest report showed Sheikh is employed by the United States Postal Service.

There have been other terrorist-related arrests in North Carolina, including a cigarette smuggling ring that aided Hezbollah.

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