ICE Raids Dozens of Convenience Stores in MASSIVE Move… But Look What the Media’s Hiding

by Brian Hayes | Top Right News

President Trump unleashed ICE once again this week, this time deploying its Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit, along with the DEA to arrest dozens of convenience store owners across 4 states.

Over 60 people were arrested, and already 35 of them have been indicted by a Federal grand jury, with federal conspiracy charges for money laundering, distributing controlled substances and trafficking contraband cigarettes.

The AP carried this story:

(T)he suspects conspired for more than 2 years to buy contraband cigarettes in St. Louis, a low tax market, while transporting and distributing them in Chicago, Illinois, and New Jersey, which are high tax markets. The store owners are accused of using several convenience stores that they operated to create the appearance of legal cigarette purchases.

Illegal profits form the contraband cigarette sales were laundered through accounts associated with the stores, and used to manufacture and distribute illegal controlled substances.

A synthetic drug, K-2, was sold every day from a handful of the convenience stores. Authorities said the store owners manufactured synthetic drugs themselves by importing chemicals from China.

“The collaboration with our federal and local law enforcement partners is the key to breaking criminal enterprises in this area,” said Special Agent in Charge James M. Gibbons of HSI Chicago.

Synthetic drugs that are sold as substitutes for cocaine and methamphetamine, are neither legal nor safe,” said James P. Shroba, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA St. Louis Division. “These substances were never intended for human consumption and only serve to satisfy the avarice of the seller.”

If convicted, the defendants face a maximum of five to 20 years in prison and the a $1 million dollar fine.

But here’s what the Associated “Press” didn’t think you needed to know…the names of those indicted.

See if you notice any pattern…

Mohammed Almuttan, aka Abu Ali, 35, St. Louis, MO

Rami Almuttan, aka Abu Louay, 33, St. Louis, MO

Hisham Mutan, aka Abu Mohamed, 41, St. Louis, MO

Saddam Mutan, aka Abu Ali, 24, St. Louis, MO

Mazin Abdelsalam, aka Abu Mohammad, 38, St. Louis, MO

Najeh Muhana, aka Abu Yazan, 41, Fairview, NJ

Fares Muhana, aka Abu Yamama, 40, Cliffside Park, NJ

Ayoub Qaiymah, aka Abu Faysal, 23, Richmond, VA

Naser Abid, 23, Chicago, IL

Yadgar Barzanji, aka Abu Siver, 47, St. Louis, MO

Wafaa Alwan, 50, St. Louis, MO

Ahmed Abuali, aka Bazilla, 31, North Bergen, NJ

Mohammed Kayed, aka Mohammed Fayez, 21, Clifton, NJ

Momen Abuali, 20, Little Ferry, NJ

Firat Sevindik, 42, Cliffside Park, NJ

Mohammed Mustafa, 30, North Bergen, NJ

Mohammad Karashqah, Abu Yazid, 47, North Bergen, NJ

Fayez Sheikha, 46, Mishawaka, IN

Jihad Shihadeh, Abu Malik, 58, Chicago Ridge, IL

Ismael Abadi, 57, Carol Stream, IL

Abed Hamed, Abed Fawzan, 39, Greenville, NC

Maher Hamed, Abu Alazara, 33, Swansea, IL

Abdel Adi, 25, Oak Lawn, IL

Muhanad Khatib, Abu Alamin, 36, Chicago, IL

Eyad Awad, 38, Chicago, IL

Ismael Mustafa, 60, Kankakee, IL

Hayder Al Fatli, 40, St. Louis, MO

Kutlay Guvener, 35, Chicago, IL

Saad Al Mallak, 30, Dittmer, MO

Hassan Abdelatif, 29, Collinsville, IL

Mahajir Naz, 32, St. Louis, MO

Talal Abuajaj, 23, St. Louis, MO

Basem Hamdan, aka Abu Ramiz, 57, St. Louis, MO

Zainal Saleh, 29, St. Louis, MO and

Ibrahim Awad, 39, St. Louis, MO

That’s right…every single one of the 35 men indicted is Muslim. Nothing to see here, huh?

And there’s more. According to sources, “at least 20” of the men are being held on additional “immigration detainers” by ICE. That means they are “suspected illegal aliens.

The AP didn’t feel you needed to know that either. I’m sure it just slipped their minds.

This is just the latest in a continuing series of Muslim-owned convenience store criminal enterprises.

As TRN reported, in 2015 state authorities in Alabama uncovered  a massive, EBT-for-terrorism scheme in which Muslim-owned convenience stores exploited the U.S. welfare system to fund ISIS:

The massive probe, dubbed Operation T-bone, targeted those they say have been cheating the food stamp system to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars and sending  the profits via wire transfer to Yemen, some of which is suspected to have funded Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist activity.


And back then it was Alabama D.A. who led the investigation — not the Obama keystone cops, who strangely had nothing to do with that bust.

All 11 stores shut down by authorities were Muslim-owned.

There is a long history of Muslims using welfare systems for criminal activity, as well as purposely abusing the system. As we reported in 2013, a prominent Muslim cleric called on Muslim immigrants in Western nations to purposely collect government welfare as a so-called “Jihad Seeker’s Allowance.”

But during the last 8 years the Obama Administration has neglected the problem, whether deliberately or from incompetence.

It’s nice to see the new administration is not wasting any time in bringing these criminals to justice.

  • Greg Miller

    Well how about that.

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  • Golfer1113

    The destruction of America by plan. Part of this plan was obama releasing thousands of drug dealers in his last years to expand the network. When is America going to wake up to the plans of those who wish to destroy us?

    • Jeff Allen

      we arent all sleeping

      • Luisto9

        You’re right.
        Then rise up and let’s get it done.

    • COL Joseph A. Masterson

      Well, if you listen to some of these “Man on the Street” interviews of the current crop of millennials and the general population, they do not have a CLUE what is happening in this country, and THEY are the ones who will be living under the totalitarian regime IF THEY DON’T GET THEIR HEADS OUT OF THEIR ASSES! And SOON! Your question:When is America going to wake up…?” When it’s TOO LATE! I do NOT feel sorry one bit for Europe for the situation they are in, and ARE DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, N-O-T-H-I-N-G to get out from under what they have imposed on themselves!

      • jwright673

        You’re absolutely right Colonel. If I had a dollar for everytime I was bumped into by some idiot on his/her device, I’d be in tall cotton. They can’t put them down thus they have no idea what is going on in the world. No one needs to be that much in touch. Pay attention to your surroundings for a change. As to the welfare stamp mess, I was a detective back in the 70’s and 80’s. One particular case I worked was with a Dept. of Agriculture agent involving a burglary at a welfare office. I remember asking him if they could track the sequential numbers of the stamps stolen and he kind of laughed and said they deliver cancelled stamps in dump trucks. Luckily, we were able to track the thieves into Cleveland where they sold the stamps a businessman for 25 cents on the dollar.

        • Your Story was very interesting! I was on Location in Durango, Mexico with my husband and we could barely walk down the streets for kids grabbing you like hungry monkey’s, and begging. Some kids had babies on their hips and it was very sad to see as the poverty there is real, however…. Our Landlady was from Durango and she warned us of how these kids parents dirtied up their faces and made them look in a way Rich Americans would feel sorry for them and give them ‘lots of money’. After that we had some of the cast and crew come to our Hotel on the second floor to watch two College Schools challenge each other from the Veranda. One College student killed the Mascot for the opposing Team, a Goat, and all Hell broke loose…on US! They started throwing rocks and anything they could find at us as we rushed inside terrified out of our minds as they yelled, ‘Gringo go Home!!!’ One woman had a baby girl with her and was carrying her on her hip when we were alerted to stay put. We were put on lock down as a Helicopter flew over these Students gone Wild and dropped Golf Balls down on them to make them disperse and they did, quickly. We are envied but not ‘liked’ is what I found were people that had been told how spoiled, arrogant, and selfish Americans are so they see ALL Americans this way! Like the Jerry Springer Show for instance. I was from GA and my husband from CA. His family and everyone else thought the same way because people that never go outside their County Line have NO IDEA what’s going on and believe the Tabloids, Movies or Soap Operas. ha! Criminals from other countries see our Jails and Prisons as Hilton’s! I’m hoping on Leadership yet only we the humans in masses can solve the problem and that’s to stop allowing ourselves to be divided as it keeps us weakened as human beings … all seeking the same Goal! Peaceful Lives, Love, Happiness, Good Health, and view Failures for what they are….stepping stones.

          • jwright673

            I will never understand anyone opposing secure borders. I guess it will take reality biting them. Of course by then it will be too late.

      • Proud_to_be_American

        Whoa there. If they did pull their heads out, they’d suffocate!

        • COL Joseph A. Masterson

          Yeah, you’re probably right! It would be the same as us going to Mars~~~unlivable atmosphere!!!

  • DS

    Islam is not a race. More importantly, Islam is an ideology. It’s an ideology with an ever-growing body count. That’s if you can count bodies accurately post suicide bomb.

    • Sicklesteel

      ….it is a political ideology and central control authority masquerading as a religion fixed on overrunning the host nation…reference Europe….1st. Decade of the 21st Century….former Nations states of Germany, Sweden and France that became the Caliphate.

      • DS

        Thanks for confirming what I said.

      • Flame

        Not just overturning a host nation — but taking over the entire world! By their own admission. Could that be why some wise nations don’t allow them in at all or don’t allow them to own property, operate businesses, or bring in their korans? Countries like Japan and Poland?

        • Sicklesteel

          They are the smartest least influenced by the elites. They know what will happen and are not BS’ing themselves at all about it either!

    • William Wright

      It is a sick ideology determined to destroy the American life style. It must be destroyed and all illegal muslims must be deported to the middle east before this infection damages the youth of our nation. Universities should be purged of all extreme left wing professors.who seek to corrupt youth.and kill by proxy our patriots. They must be destroyed.

    • Islam beliefs crash head on with our customs and our Faith, Christianity. To be allowed to come here makes no sense to me at all. The Quran has no fine print.

  • Jeff Allen

    i knew when it said convenience stores it would all be muslims

    • Nathan Durhing

      That’s what Joe Biden said!

      • Luisto9

        Joe Biden POSOFS

    • how do they afford to buy these stores….terrorist money or interest free loans from our government with no qualifications needed except to be a Muslim.

      • Jeff Allen

        government loans which i doubt ever get paid back

      • PatriotGal

        OWEbama arranged a program for them to receive Fed $$$$ so they could “buy” these stores. Look it up. Forgot where I read it, but it’s out there. I think all those complicit should be jailed forever!

  • Sharon Marshall

    It is wonderful to find the truth and facts really going on. It makes a complete picture which the Left and the fake media don’t want us to hear because then the drivel they put out wouldn’t go down like they want. Which Hunters one and all and owned by others , no longer called into service by pride and a desire for truth themselves.

  • Believer

    God Bless President Trump! Doing what we the people, elected him to do.

  • Mike G

    Thanks Trump!

  • Joe Tokoph

    Keep kicking ass Trump!

  • Sally Becker

    GOOD JOB GUYS. These people try to keep a low profile in hoping they won’t get caught, but guess what – YOU WILL BE CAUGHT BY THESE AWESOME ICE/DEA AGENTS – THEY ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD!

  • Larry Worsham

    Why is anyone surprised that the administration of Barak Husain Obama did nothing?

  • Larry Worsham

    Why is anyone surprised that the administration of Barak Hussein Obama did nothing?

    • rjnvpn

      Because, he is one of them?

      • Luisto9

        Need there be a question mark at the end of your comment?

    • PatriotGal

      Larry, but he did something…he released convicted drug criminals from prison because he said it was “victimless crimes”. Really?

  • Rick

    I see a patter they are mostly from MO and NJ.

    • DS

      Wait until they start with the motels and gas stations they run. That;s nation-wide. You can tell them by no paper towels, squeegees, or even water at the pumps for washing windows. Plus if you go inside you get your eyes burning from incense and what they call food cooking. There’s one on I-40 (Ok, or New Mexico) has a village around it, I watched the women walking behind the men by 4 or five steps up the road to the station/truck-stop.

  • Renewnews

    We got muslims owning a cigarette store here in WestBank from New Orleans, and muslims own Brothers, gas station/convenience franchise stores all over the metro area in and around New Orleans….. betcha…. they may be involved too.

  • Larrie Cole


    • PatriotGal

      Trudeau is totally worthless – must be OWEbama’s White twin brother.

  • Glen R Yeager

    No surprise here. Americans sold their gas stations and party stores to arabs! Now look at the trouble!

  • Luisto9

    Guns Boys. Guns to the heads of these f’in Muslims
    Get er done.

  • johng1937

    Bring them on President Trump and Attorney General Sessions! Put their asses in jail. GitMo is looking for floor sweepers!

  • Rich Worrall

    WOW, after reading the indicter’s names, what doubt can there be but that the “Jewish Mafia” is involved…? But remember, no profiling!

  • Susan Neal

    It sounds like a Mafia! Welcome to America. At least Trump is taking action. If they are illegal then they should be kicked out and anyone who thinks they should stay should be kicked out with them

  • rumennek

    each and everyone of them play a part , read their quran and see for yourself it would blow your mind how far along they are in their quest in the name of ala

  • RoscoeBonifitucci

    Time to shut down the importation of 3rd World Scum and Civilization Jihadis to the USA. These lowlifes do not deserve the Blessing that is the USA. They stink up the planet with the foul stench of Evil.

    It is time for the West to BAN Sharia Law Moslem Immigration for 1,000 years. They are of no value to Planet Earth or Human Being. Radical Islam does NOT assimilate, it conquers.

  • heilbama

    President Trump, Muslims are not here to live peaceful lives nor law-abiding ones; they are here to destroy America. I want them BANNED from the United States and sent to the Islamic country of their choice. Then we can bomb them.

    • Susan P

      They are already banned by a law Obama refused to allow to be enforced.

      The Immigration and Nationality Act passed June 27, 1952 revised the laws relating to immigration, naturalization, and nationality for the United States. That act, which became Public Law 414, established both the law and the intent of Congress regarding the immigration of Aliens to the US and remains in effect today. Among the many issues it covers, one in particular, found in Chapter 2 Section 212, is the prohibition of entry to the US if the Alien belongs to an organization seeking to overthrow the government of the United States by “force, violence, or other unconstitutional means.” This, by its very definition, rules out Islamic immigration to the United States, but this law was ignored by the White House during Obama’s 8 years.

      Islamic immigration to the US would be prohibited under this law because the Koran, Sharia Law and the Hadith all require complete submission to Islam, which is antithetical to the US government, the Constitution, and to the Republic.

      All Muslims who attest that the Koran is their life’s guiding principal subscribe to submission to Islam and its form of government. Now the political correct crowd would say that Islamists cannot be prohibited from entering the US because Islam is a religion. Whether it is a religion is immaterial because the law states that Aliens who are affiliated with any “organization” that advocates the overthrow of our government are prohibited..Enforce the law!!

      Islam is a theocracy, i.e. a form of government masquerading as a religion. It fully intends that all the world bow down to Islam or DIE. Therefore, it advocates the overthrow of the USA government by “force, violence, or other unconstitutional means.”

  • phrowt

    This seems to only be in the mid-west area. I sure hope it isn’t limited to that area. Please start soon in California

    • msueh

      and Washington state

  • Rich Lang

    It is not possible to conclude that a person is Muslim because they have an Arabic name. My sister-in-law is from Syria and her maiden name is obviously middle eastern. Whoever wrote this rabble-rousing article would assume she is Muslim, but in fact she was born and reared Catholic. Now I will grant you that some, perhaps a majority, of the persons indicted may be Muslim, but to state, based on no evidence provided other than a name, that all of these people are Muslims is fake news journalism. There’s a reason the MSM is reporting this “fact” and that reason is that it not known to be a fact.


    Sounds like Mohammed did it personally. Oh! That’s right they were just following his instructions.


    I live in Honduras and many people don’t like Our President Trump, especially school children. The say he is cruel to immigrants. My son corrects them by reminding them that they are illegal invaders not immigrants.

  • Texas Tin Man

    I do not trust muslims.
    And you can’t make me trust them.

  • Susan P

    This type of money laundering and illegal sales is how they finance terrorism. But it is just one of many ways. Those who have 4 wives and children by each are milking our welfare and assistance plans to take millions from our taxpayers everyday.

  • Well, it is not as if this should surprise anyone, least of all those who follow the jihadi trail!

    In fact, I have investigated this very issue on numerous occasions. Regardless, take a peek within and see what’s really going on – as Allah’s Terrorists engage in laundering. smuggling and more all across the US, and with countless convenience stores and gas stations in the mix!
    The above is just a foretaste….
    Adina Kutnicki, Israel

  • Zombee

    Its called economic Jihad. Americans are not safe as long as they are into our country. Our government invited them in and We must hold them accountable.

  • Desert Lizard Lips

    Hold on….All it will take to have ALL charges dropped is an F. Lee Bailey-type lawyer and anti-Trump federal judge with lots of help from CAIR, ACLU, The Muslim Public Affairs Council, The Muslim Legal Fund, and the Muslim Civil Rights Center and fake news sites all claiming flagrant cases of Muslim profiling….


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