Man Busted in Detroit with $79,000 and Nuke Info on Computer
Dinssa’s laptop computer contained sophisticated information about nuclear materials and cyanide.
Sisayehiticha Dinssa, who was on his way to Phoenix, lives in Dallas. (NBC5)
An unemployed Dallas man was arrested in Detroit with $78,000 in cash and nuclear materials information on his laptap:
A man was arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after officials say they found him carrying more than $78,000 in cash and a laptop computer containing information about nuclear materials and cyanide.
Sisayehiticha Dinssa, an unemployed U.S. citizen, was arrested Tuesday after a dog caught the scent of narcotics on cash he was carrying, according to an affidavit filed in court.
When they scrolled through his laptop, they said they found the mysterious files.
At a court hearing Wednesday, Dinssa was ordered held in custody until at least until Monday at the request of prosecutors.
Dinssa, who is from Dallas, arrived in Detroit from Nigeria by way of Amsterdam and was headed for Phoenix, Feller said. He is charged with concealing more than $10,000 in his luggage, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, the Detroit Free Press reported.
Customs officers also discovered that Dinssa was in possession of a laptop computer for which he had no power source. During an initial look at the computer, “Inspectors discovered some files that had been downloaded with information about cyanide and nuclear materials,” an affidavit from an ICE agent filed in the U.S. District Court in Detroit noted.
According to two senior U.S. government officials briefed on the matter, the files appear to be beyond what someone would normally download from the Internet. According to U.S. officials, Dinssa may have been researching the materials extensively.
The Belleville News Democrat says the 34 year-old who was born in Ethiopia and was carrying $78,883 in cash.
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