Yaee Dawit Tadesse, alias Jack Flora, of Eritrea has been arrested in Ecuador for smuggling illegal immigrants to the United States and was later extradited to USA, media reports say. According to El Universo, Yaee Dawit Tadesse was arrested in a hotel in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil and reported that he is alleged to be a cousin of Osama bin Laden, which is rather bizarre.
A news clip from a television channel shows an Ethiopian passport allegedly used by the smuggler.
The following is a translation of the original article by El Universo from Spanish to English, courtesy of Google Languages.
Police arrest alleged unknown cousin of Bin Laden
Dawit Yaee Tadese, known by the alias of Jack Flora.
Although the news channel RCN Colombia said Monday in a hotel in Guayaquil was arrested Yaee Dawit Tadese, alias Jack Flora, supposed cousin of al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, police sources say that the only Ecuador city with that name was already deported to the U.S. on March 12, having a red notice from the International Police (Interpol).
Police information shows that Yaee Dawil Migration Tadese of Eritrea, was deported two days after an operation in Quito on March 10. His arrest and 66 citizens of Middle East and Asia was part of an investigation by the Organized Crime Unit of the Office to an alleged people trafficking network.
Yaee and Pakistani Qasim Ali, Zahid Yousaf, Ahmed Ali and Abid Hussain Mahuammad were deported to U.S., terrorism, crimes against humanity, drug and human trafficking.
According to RCN, Jack Flora was arrested at a hotel on Avenida Luis Chiriboga of Guayaquil, on the Gaula (Unified Action Groups for Personal Liberty in Colombia), in coordination with the Ecuadorian authorities, but no point or time or day of surgery . Ecuadorian police sources claimed ignorance of the action, but confirmed the deportation of Flora.
From the Police said it was unknown whether that individual was or was not Bin Laden family and said the deportation of an international application.
The website of the Federal Bureau of Investigation U.S. (FBI) reports that one of the deportees, Ahmed Ali, has ties to Bin Laden and Mahuammad Hussain is in the list of most wanted terrorist hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in 1987 in Pakistan. In addition, the Pakistani Qasim Ali is wanted by a Pakistani court for crimes against humanity. The note speaks of Colombian Flora is “Bin Laden family, member of Al Qaeda and head of a trafficking network in Kenya, Eritrea and Bangladesh were admitted to South America for Caracas and Quito.
Of the 67 arrested on 10 March in Quito, six have been deported to U.S. and 13 were deported for lack of papers to their countries of origin. Another 24 people in Asia enjoy a habeas corpus and sought refuge in Ecuador.
It is expected that the Ecuadorian State to analyze the hazard of applicants to be granted refugee status requested by the Ombudsman.