Spokesman for Louis Farrakhan detained in Guyana on drug and terrorism suspicions

Posted on May 19, 2011

U.S. Muslim cleric, Akbar Muhammad, has been detained in Guyana on suspicions of involvement with drugs and terrorism

Officers raided the Princess Hotel in the capital of Georgetown and took Muhammad to the department’s headquarters for questioning, said Seelal Persaud, assistant police commissioner.

“Based on the information we have, he is involved in drugs and terrorism,” Persaud told The Associated Press. He declined further comment and no further details were immediately available.

Muhammad has been a spokesman for Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, with whom he has worked since the 1960s.

Messages left with the Illinois-based Nation of Islam National Center and with the Truth Establishment Institute, which handles speaking engagements for Muhammad, were not returned.

The article states that Mr. Muhammad is the international representative for the Nation of Islam and his background information can be found at the Truth Establishment Institute mentioned above.

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