Uzbekistan Man Arrested ... Weapons of Mass Destruction
Federal authorities search an apartment in Boise, Idaho, Thursday, May 16, where Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, was arrested on terror-related charges.
Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, a native of Uzbekistan, was arrested in Boise, Idaho, Thursday on charges he was plotting to use a weapon of mass destruction.
BOISE, Idaho — Federal authorities in Idaho said Thursday they have arrested an Uzbekistan national accused of conspiring with a designated terrorist organization in his home country and helping scheme to use a weapon of mass destruction.
The U.S. attorney's office said Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, was arrested at an apartment complex in south Boise on Thursday morning after a grand jury issued a three-count indictment as part of an investigation into his activities in Idaho and Utah.
The Idaho grand jury's indictment charges Kurbanov with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, and one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. The indictment also alleges he possessed an unregistered explosive device.
A separate federal grand jury in Utah also returned an indictment charging Kurbanov with distributing information about explosives, bombs and weapons of mass destruction