By OLIVIA JONES and ALASTAIR LOCKHART
Friday January 20, 2023
A suspected Islamic terrorist was caught with a 'library' of instructions on how to print 3D guns, a court heard. The charges relate to documents found on a Samsung device belonging to Somali-born Mohamed seized when he was first detained in February last year - one of which was hidden using the filename 'KFC Secret Spice Stash', according to prosecutors.
Abdiwahid Abdulkadir Mohamed, 31, was arrested at Heathrow Airport yesterday and charged with six counts of possessing documents likely to be useful for committing or preparing an act of terrorism following an investigation by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command.
Police also found messages sent by and to Mohamed indicating his support for jihadist terrorist attacks.
Wearing a grey prison tracksuit, Mohamed spoke to answer his name and confirm his date of birth but did not indicate a plea.
Prosecutor Mark Luckett said: 'The documents referenced in the charges are instructions for the manufacture of 3D firearms.
'They were found on the associated Telegram app when [Mr Mohamed] was stopped and detained at Heathrow Airport on February 9.
'The police have recovered an extensive library of documents which could be used to make 3D firearms.
'The offender had terrorist affiliations or associations given Mr Mohamed had constantly accessed extremist content.'
Mr Luckett added that the examination of his media device contains a significant number of details to the manufacture of firearms, namely a MAC-10 submachine gun.
Although he is a British national, Mohammed's wife and daughter live in Kenya.
Mohamed who was training to be an electrician at North West College in Willesden, travelled to Africa on 26th January 2022 and returning on the 9th February 2022 when he was detained.
A Met statement said: 'Mohamed was arrested on Wednesday January 18 as part of a proactive operation by counter terrorism officers.
'The ongoing investigation relates to Islamist terrorism.'
Mohamed was remanded in custody ahead of a preliminary hearing at the Old Bailey on Friday 3 February.