Netting The Big Fish

Pakistani intelligence officials patiently tracked the potato truck all the way from the tribal hinterlands near the Afghanistan border to the port city of Karachi. Then they pounced. And in one of the biggest coups of the antiterrorism campaign so far, they grabbed a Yemeni al-Qaeda leader named Waleed Muhammad bin Attash along with five Pakistanis who had stashed 330 lbs. of explosives and weapons under the produce. Another big fish netted in the raid was Ali Abd al-Aziz, a bin Laden bagman who, U.S. officials tell TIME, funneled nearly $120,000 to the Sept. 11 hijackers. Aziz could help expose the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!