Friday, January 21, 2005

HOMELAND SECURITY ON ALERT, Ten Names Added To List Of Chinese Terror Suspects

The FBI added the names of nine Chinese people and one other man to the list of those being sought for questioning about a possible terror plot. The four Chinese previously named by the FBI were identified as Zengrong Lin, Wen Quin Zheng, Xiujin Chen and Guozhi Lin. Authorities said none of the names had appeared on previous watch lists of terror suspects. The bureau also released pictures of those four but not of the others being sought. One woman was among the nine new Chinese names added: Yu Xian Weng, a woman either 40 or 41 years old. The others were all men: Quinquan or Quiquan Lin, 21; Liqiang Liang, 28; Min Xiu Xie, 27; Xiang or Xing Wei Liu, 22; Mei Xia Dong, 21; Xiuming Chen; Cheng Yin Liu; and Zao Yun Wang. The final name on the new FBI list was Jose Ernesto Beltran Quinones, of unknown age or national origin. A FBI spokesman said Thursday the names "were developed as a result of the ongoing investigation" but did not signal credible evidence has emerged indicating such a plot actually exists. "Information is still uncorroborated and from a source of unknown reliability and motive," The FBI spokesman said.