Seven charged by US for 'aiding Taliban efforts against America'

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Washington, Feb.15 (ANI): Seven people including two Americans have been charged by the United States for conspiring to aid the Taliban, ccording to US officials, two Americans, identified as Alwar Pouryan and Oded Orbach were arrested in Romania for conspiring to sell missiles to protect Taliban-run heroin laboratories in Afghanistan.

The other five defendants named as Maroun Saade, Walid Nasr, Francis Sourou Ahissou, Corneille Dato and Martin Raouf Bouraima, were charged in a plot to operate drug trafficking rings in Africa, the BBC reports.

They were taken into custody in Liberia earlier this month and later transferred to US custody, officials said.

"Alleged effort to arm and enrich the Taliban is the latest example of the dangers of an interconnected world in which terrorists and drug runners can link up across continents to harm Americans," said US Attorney Preet Bharara. (ANI)

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