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New Mexico: Federal grand jury indicts 5 on terrorism charges in Amalia case

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Santa Fe New Mexican

Federal grand jury indicts 5 on terrorism charges in Amalia case

By John Miller | Taos News

Five adults arrested in a raid of a compound in Taos County in August 2018 are now facing federal terrorism charges, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

A federal grand jury in Albuquerque on Wednesday returned an indictment for the new offenses, which also include kidnapping and firearms violations, against Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40; Jany Leveille, 36; Lucas Morton, 41; Hujrah Wahhaj, 38; and Subhannah Wahhaj, 36.

The five were previously charged in an indictment Sept. 11 in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque for possession of firearms and ammunition by an alien illegally living in the United States.

Investigators have said Leveille is an illegal immigrant from Haiti, and previously presented evidence to suggest she and the four other defendants were planning to train 11 children who were rescued from the compound to carry out attacks on government institutions.

Read more: https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/federal-grand-jury-indicts-on-terrorism-charges-in-amalia-case/article_2f29b18e-2a96-5287-8488-e7a3ea3c2d57.html