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Three Malian men arrested in 2009 on suspicion of international drug trafficking for al Qaeda were given light sentences because the judge believed the defendants were motivated by economic circumstances, not terrorist ideology. The government dropped narco-terrorism charges after the men pled guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist group.
Four California men were arrested for planning to fight with the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan against the US. Sohiel Omar Kabir, a naturalized US citizen from Afghanistan, organized the terrorist training and travel plans for US residents Ralph Deleon and Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales and US citizen Arifeen David Gojali. Kabir introduced the suspects to the doctrine of al Qaeda ideologue Anwar al Awlaki.