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On May 8, 2013, as a result of a joint investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, RISP Intelligence Unit, HIDTA, RI Fusion Center, Department of Homeland Security, Internal Revenue Service and Virginia State Police, Mr. Wissam KHALIL, age 40, of 25 Orchard Street, Central Falls, Rhode Island, was arrested and turned over to Federal Marshals on a Federal Court Warrant for the following: 1) Conspiracy to Defraud the US; 2) Trafficking in Contraband; and 3) False Statements-Concealment.

On May 8, 2013, as a result of a joint investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, RISP Intelligence Unit, HIDTA, RI Fusion Center, Department of Homeland Security, Internal Revenue Service and Virginia State Police, Ms. Valeria MENDEZ, age 31, of 25 Orchard Street, Central Fall, Rhode Island, was arrested and turned over to Federal Marshals on a Federal Court Warrant for the following: 1) False Statements-Concealment; and 2) Conspiracy to Defraud the US.

On May 8, 2013, as a result of a joint investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, RISP Intelligence Unit, HIDTA, RI Fusion Center, Department of Homeland Security, Internal Revenue Service and Virginia State Police, Mr. Najd KHALIL, age 26, of 149/151 Harrison Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was arrested and turned over to Federal Marshals on a Federal Court Warrant for the following: 1) Conspiracy to Defraud the US; 2) Trafficking in Contraband; and 3) False Statements-Concealment.

On May 8, 2013, as a result of a joint investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, RISP Intelligence Unit, HIDTA, RI Fusion Center, Department of Homeland Security, Internal Revenue Service and Virginia State Police, Mr. Bassam KHALIL age 49, of 149/151 Harrsion Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was arrested and turned over to Federal Marshals on a Federal Court Warrant for the following: 1) Conspiracy to Defraud the US; 2) Trafficking in Contraband; and 3) False Statements-Concealment.

On May 8, 2013, as a result of a joint investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, RISP Intelligence Unit, HIDTA, RI Fusion Center, Department of Homeland Security, Internal Revenue Service and Virginia State Police Mr. Bassam KIRIAKI, age 45, of 3 Endicott Street, East Weymouth, Massachusetts, was arrested and turned over to Federal Marshals on a Federal Court Warrant for the following: 1) Conspiracy to Defraud the US; 2) Trafficking in Contraband; and 3) False Statements-Concealment.

On May 8, 2013, as a result of a joint investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, RISP Intelligence Unit, HIDTA, RI Fusion Center, Department of Homeland Security, Internal Revenue Service and Virginia State Police Mr. Richard LARRAIN, age 23, of 156 Gallatin Street 1st, Providence, Rhode Island, was arrested and turned over to Federal Marshals on a Federal Court Warrant for the following: 1) Conspiracy to Defraud the US; 2) Trafficking in Contraband; and 3) False Statements-Concealment.

On May 8, 2013, as a result of a joint investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, RISP Intelligence Unit, HIDTA, RI Fusion Center, Department of Homeland Security, Internal Revenue Service and Virginia State Police Mr. Abdullah ALNAHAS, age 35, of 33 Eilein Avenue, Cranston, Rhode Island, was arrested and turned over to Federal Marshals on a Federal Court Warrant for the following: 1) Conspiracy to Defraud the US; 2) Trafficking in Contraband; and 3) False Statements-Concealment.

On May 8, 2013, members of the Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Aaron Gleason, age 36, of 221 High Street, Westerly, RI, for Escape from Home Confinement. Mr. Gleason was transported to State Police Headquarters, processed and turned over to officials at the Adult Correctional Institutions.

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Department or agency: Rhode Island State Police

Online: http://www.risp.ri.gov

Release date: 05-09-2013

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