Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Suspected ISIS member 'had instructions on guided missiles and a USB operating system disguised as a cufflink'

  • The 33-year-old from Cardiff was arrested and charged with six offences
  • He is accused of being a member of ISIS and having missile handbooks
  • One of the charges relates to information on a USB within a cufflink 
A computer technician with suspected links to ISIS is accused of having a computer operating system on a USB cufflink as part of terror plans.

Samata Ullah, from Cardiff, is charged with six terrorism offences including being a member of ISIS.

One the allegations he faces is that he had a 'USB cufflink that had an operating system loaded on to it for a purpose connected with terrorism'.

The 33-year-old, who appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court today, is also charged with possessing a book about guided missiles.

During the short hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday morning, Mr Ullah - who was wearing a grey jumper - spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.

The alleged offences took place between December 1 2015 and September 22 2016. 

Mr Ullah was arrested in his street in Cardiff on September 22 by officers from MPS Counter Terrorism Command. District Judge John Zani remanded him in custody. 

A woman living on the street said: 'He wears Western clothing and is always seen in tracksuit bottoms and a white T shirt.

'He doesn't really leave the house other than go to the gym each night at about 7'o'clock.'

The neighbour added: 'He only took up going to the gym in the past year or so, but he is still quite a big guy.

'When he was a young boy we would always see him through the window playing on his computer.'

Another neighbour said: 'He is always in Pure Gym in his white T'Shirt, he's always on the bicycles.'

A house where his sister lives in the Grangetown part of the city was also searched by anti-terror cops as part of what they described as a 'pre-planned' operation. 

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