UK citizen sentenced to forty years in US court for terrorism offences

Officers from the MPS Counter Terrorism Command, who have been liaising with their counterparts in the United States, have today, Friday, 27 May, seen the sentencing of 33-year-old UK citizen Ming Quang Pham, aka Amin to 40 years imprisonment.

Pham had previously pleaded guilty to three counts of terrorist related activity based on his support of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

The MPS Counter Terrorism Command provided key evidence that helped shape the case against Pham and led to this successful prosecution.

Pham was first arrested in the United Kingdom on June 29, 2012, and extradited to the United States on February, 26, 2015. 

He pleaded guilty to one count of providing material support to AQAP, one count of conspiring to receive military training from AQAP and one count of possessing and using a machine gun in furtherance of crimes of violence.