Ashiqul Alam

Charged: June 07, 2019
Affiliation
None
State
New York
District
Eastern District of New York
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Firearms violations
FISA Notification
No
Awaiting Trial
Details
Ashiqul Alam
  • Age
    23
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Asian
An undercover agent met with Ashiqul Alam from August 2018 through June 2019, during which time Alam allegedly praised Osama bin Laden and the Islamic State and discussed possible terrorist attacks. In a meeting set up by the undercover agent, Alam allegedly purchased illegal firearms from another undercover agent. Although Alam discussed bin Laden and ISIS during the sting operation, he did not attribute his planned attack to a particular terrorist organization, according to court records.