Homeland Security

Abdul Muneem Patel

Suspected UK-US airline bomb plotters Associate


Importance Low
Location of Detention United Kingdom
Capturing Authority United Kingdom
Date of Capture Aug. 10, 2006
Location of Capture United Kingdom
Affiliation UK-US airline bomb plotters
Role Associate
Nationality British
Date of Birth April 17, 19891
Gender Male
Charged with Possession of terrorist materials3
Charging authority United Kingdom
In connection with UK Foils Transatlantic Bombings
Charges issued Aug. 21, 2006
Case status Pending
Narrative and Notes
  • Bank of England froze assets Aug. 11, 2006.
  • Address in London, UK, E5.
  • UK National Insurance No JN551621B.1,2
  • Patel appears to be the "17-year-old male" charged with possession of terrorist materials. The government has not acknowledged his identity, but he is the only 17-year-old-male included in the Bank of England frozen assets list.
  • According to the charges, the 17-year-old male had a book on how to construct bombs, suicide notes and wills of potential terrorists and a map of Afghanistan containing information "likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism."3
    1 Bank of England press release, Aug. 11, 2006.
    2 Bank of England frozen assets list.
    3 "Terror charges in full." BBC, Aug. 21, 2006. Patel is not identified by name by the UK government or BBC.
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