Did they find the bagman?
AUSTRALIAN authorities are investigating whether Gold Coast doctor Mohamed Haneef is part of a national sleeper cell of foreign doctors established here to fund overseas terrorist activities including the botched bomb attacks in the United Kingdom.
Federal and Queensland police are currently tracking overseas and local transactions from the bank accounts of Indian-born Dr Haneef who was the eighth suspect arrested over the attacks in London and Glasgow late last month, law enforcement sources said.
Each overseas transaction is believed to be below $10,000 which would avoid any scrutiny from AUSTRAC – a Federal Government regulator of transactions of $10,000 or more.
If the funds can be directly linked to terrorist activity, UK authorities could extradite Dr Haneef, 27, who remains in custody at the Brisbane police watchhouse.
Yesterday, as a bomb squad opened his locker at the Gold Coast Hospital, it turned out not to be his and it turned out to be clean. This is most interesting:
The Sunday Mail can also reveal that police are examining signature stamps found in computer software on Dr Haneef's laptop which was seized during raids at his Gold Coast unit last Tuesday. Police suspect the stamps, believed to be of Indian origin, may be from an overseas university.
Law enforcement sources said the discovery of the stamps has sparked concerns that they could be used to falsify documents. It is understood an AFP officer will travel to India to trace the origin of the stamps.
God bless the Aussies. It sounds like they are all over this guy like a cheap suit.
Dr Haneef's every association and movement since his arrival in Australia last year will come under scrutiny as police seek to determine whether a terror cell had taken hold here. With no scenario ruled out, flight schools will be contacted to see if Dr Haneef was taking flying lessons and Gold Coast internet cafes will be checked.
Up to 50 specialist investigators from Queensland police's State Crime Operations Command and forensic units are working on the investigation with the Australian Federal Police.
The FBI yesterday confirmed a report Dr Haneef had sought to work at a US hospital last year prior to coming to Australia.
Haneef and Jordanian neurologist Mohammed Jamil Asha (the islam-o-nutjob arrested with his wife in Manchester), tried to work the Philadelphia angle to get into the US.
We keep getting better and better at rounding them up, now we need to get better at keeping them from even getting started. A.) Don't let them in. B.) Stop accommodating the ones that are here. Any other suggestions?