Mexico says Gadhafi son tried to sneak into country

From the El Paso Times - MARK STEVENSON,Associated Press - MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico said Wednesday that a son of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and three relatives had plotted to sneak into Mexico under false names and move to a safe house at a posh Pacific coast resort. The elaborate plan to bring al-Saadi Gadhafi to Mexico allegedly involved two Mexicans, a Canadian and a Danish suspect, all of whom have been detained, Interior Secretary Alejandro Poire said. He did not reveal which relatives had planned to accompany Al-Saadi Gahdafi, who is known for his love of professional soccer and run-ins with police in Europe. The plot was uncovered by Mexican intelligence agents in early September as al-Saadi was fleeing Libya shortly after his father's ouster. He never made it to Mexico, but did reach the Western African country of Niger, where he has been living. The plotters allegedly jetted into Mexico, opened bank accounts and bought properties meant to be used as safe houses in several parts of the country, including one at a resort on Mexico's Pacific coast. Read more


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