Five Foreign Nationals Arrested on the Ohio Turnpike; Passports Taken

Five Foreign Nationals Arrested on the Ohio Turnpike; Passports Taken

As the country debates whether we should be accepting Syrian refugees or not, a situation in Ohio may end up pushing people towards no. Five foreign nationals were arrested on the Ohio turnpike, and police have no idea where they were from or where they were going.


Five foreign nationals arrested on the Ohio Turnpike will be back in court on Thursday. The men are scheduled to appear at a pretrial hearing in Newton Falls Municipal Court at 10 a.m.

Jibril Abdiselam, 24; Mohammeddeq Hassan, 27; Mahamoud Mohamed, 26; Zakaria Warsame, 25, and Said Abu were charged with possessing criminal tools and forgery.

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The arrests happened Friday, Nov. 13, in Braceville Township near Lordstown in Trumbull County.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said troopers pulled over a car going east on the turnpike for making an improper lane change. During a search, troopers found a machine that helps create and duplicate credit cards, WKBN reported.

They are being held in the Trumbull County Jail on $25,000 bond each. The five men, who are from the Columbus area had to surrender their passports.

Police don’t know what country the men are from or where they were heading.

The issue is not that we shouldn’t accept any refugees at all — most of them are innocent people who are victims of ISIS and are just trying to get to safety. But until the Obama administration is willing to actually vet these people properly, it’s not safe to let them come here.

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