Court documents in Santa Ana, California indicate a Southern California man -- charged with attempting to join al-Qaida and lying on a U.S. passport application to aid international terrorism -- was planning to travel to Pakistan before he was arrested, the Fox News website reports today (October 17, 2013).
A federal court order to detain 24-year-old Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen of Garden Grove says arresting agents stated he was due to travel to Mexico City by bus and then board a flight to Pakistan.
The order states that Nguyen -- a U.S. citizen -- was holding a fake passport and had recently traveled to Lebanon and Syria to help the Free Syrian Army.
Nguyen -- also known by the name of Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum -- was arrested last week in Santa Ana while waiting to board a bus to Mexico. He has pleaded not guilty.