AP Enterprise: Key Padilla evidence got to CIA in Afghan pickup
MIAMI (AP) -- Court filings show that a key piece of evidence in the case against alleged terrorism operative Jose Padilla got to the CIA in Afghanistan in a pickup truck.
According to a CIA document filed in federal court in Miami, an Afghan man said he found the document in an al-Qaida safe house. He drove up to a CIA's office in the truck with "stacks of papers and other office materials" found in the house occupied by a group of Arabs.
The man said the Arabs in the house were "affiliated with al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden," and that they all fled just before the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001.
Among the Arabic documents piled in his pickup was a blue binder with forms that U.S. officials say were essentially applications for al-Qaida terrorism training camps. Federal prosecutors say one of those forms was filled out and signed by one of the aliases Padilla used.
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