Man Found With Magnets In His Rectum Has Criminal History
After triggering security alarms at the Los Angeles
International Airport earlier this month, an Iraqi immigrant now
As ANN reported last week,
items found in the rectum of Fadhel Al-Maliki, 35, of Atlantic
City, NJ set off security alarms while he attempting to board a
flight to Philadelphia.
Bomb Squad personnel were summoned to investigate suspicious
items, such as a magnet, located in Miliki's rectum during a cavity
search, according to Reuters.
"He was secreting these items in a body cavity and that was a
great concern because there were also electric wires associated
with that cavity," LAX's Security Director for the Transportation
Security Administration, Larry Fetters, said.
The US Airways flight departed as scheduled -- but with Maliki's
luggage still on board. The pilot made an unscheduled stop in Las
Vegas, but nothing amiss was found during the subsequent search of
FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said the details of incident
weren't enough to constitute a federal offense. However, when
Maliki -- who holds a US green card -- and his case were reviewed
by immigration officials, two violence-related convictions were
Those convictions, domestic violence and possession of an
illegal weapon, violate Maliki's permanent US resident status and
renders him a candidate for deportation, Immigration and Customs
Enforcement spokeswoman Lori Haley said.
It is unknown when deportation proceedings will begin.