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Trinidad to extradite JFK Airport terror plot suspects to US

[JURIST] A Trinidad court Monday ordered the extradition of three terrorist suspects to the United States for their alleged role in a terrorist bomb plot targeting John F. Kennedy International Airport [official website]. The three suspects - Trinidad national Kareem Ibrahim, and Guyana nationals Abdul Kadir and Abdel Nur - have been charged [criminal complaint, PDF; JURIST report] by US federal prosecutors.

Another suspect, US-naturalized Guyana native Russel Defreitas, is currently in US custody [press release[. The plot is believed to have threatened parts of New York's Queens borough that are situated above an underground fuel pipeline serving the airport. VOA News has more.

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