A suspect in the deadliest terrorist attack in the UK was in US custody as of Sunday morning.
Abu Agila Mohammad Mas’ud Kheir Al-Marimi was arrested for allegedly helping build the bomb that blew up Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, Scottish officials told CNN.
The plane was en route from London to New York when it exploded, killing 270 people. The attack’s casualties included 190 Americans.
Mas’ud was detained two years after the authorities charged him in connection with the massacre. He was detained by Libyan authorities.
“Scottish prosecutors and police, working with the UK Government and US colleagues, will continue this investigation with the sole aim of bringing those who worked with Al Megrahi to justice,” said a spokesman for the UK Crown Office and of the Fiscal Service of the Prosecutor’s Office of the drain.
Mas’ud, a suspected top bomb maker for the late Libyan dictator Muammar Khadafy, faced two charges including destroying a plane resulting in death, according to the New York Times.
It was unclear how the US negotiated his extradition, the newspaper reported.
Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, a former Libyan intelligence officer, is the only person ever convicted of the terrorist attack.
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