A father-of-two bought enough ricin to kill hundreds of people over the ‘dark web’ and had it shipped to Britain in a toy car but was caught in an anti-terror sting headed by the FBI, it was alleged today.
Mohammed Ammer Ali, 31, of Liverpool, is accused of trying to buy £325 of the poison from a website in the United States using internet currency Bitcoins.
Phials of powder were apparently transported in the battery pack of a remote control car and delivered to his home by post. The powder delivered was not ricin.
Today Ali appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court, London, accused with attempting to possess a chemical weapon between January 10, and February 12 this year…
…Ali, wearing a blue jumper and blue trousers in court, spoke in a strong Liverpudlian accent to confirm his name and address. He did not enter plea.
Another “native son,” at the New York Times would say.