FBI: Terror Group Members Arrested
Feb. 28, 2001
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Seven members of an anti-Iranian terror group have been arrested for soliciting thousands of dollars from travelers arriving in Los Angeles, the FBI said Wednesday.
The seven members of the Mujahedeen Khalq Organization of Iran, or the People's Holy Warriors, were arrested Tuesday following a three-year international investigation, the FBI's James DeSarno told reporters.
``The subjects in this case targeted travelers, primarily of Asian descent, as they arrived at Los Angeles International Airport. They dressed in business attire and used binders containing photographs of starving children and other documents,'' DeSarno said.
The group deposited $1million in a Turkish bank during a 12-month period, he said.
The money was used to buy rocket propelled grenades, mortars and other arms, he said.