Two Canadians arraigned in U.S. on terrorism charges

(REUTERS/Omar Sobhani)

(REUTERS/Omar Sobhani)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:20 PM ET

Two Canadian men wanted in the U.S. for shipping weapons to a foreign terrorist group were arraigned Thursday after losing their bid to the Supreme Court of Canada to avoid extradition earlier this month.

The FBI alleges Piratheepan Nadarajah, 36, and Suresh Sriskandarajah, 32, are operatives of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and were among co-conspirators who tried to purchase and export to Sri Lanka $1 million worth of high-powered weapons and military equipment, including 20 anti-aircraft missiles; 10 missile launchers; and 500 AK-47s. They are also accused of laundering money for the Tigers.


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