Con-way’s involvement in FBI investigation leads to arrest

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Con-way Freight on Thursday, Feb. 24, issued a statement in response to its involvement in the investigation that led to the arrest of Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari. The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based less-than-truckload company says it has been working closely with local police and the FBI on the case, which stemmed from a shipment it determined to be of a suspicious nature that was received Feb. 1 at its service center in Lubbock, Texas.

Con-way says its local management immediately flagged the shipment as suspicious and notified the company’s corporate security department. According to the company, the shipment matched profiles outlined in its security protocols for identifying shipments of a suspicious nature, and which appeared for use not consistent with known commercial application of the product.

Con-way says these concerns triggered its Homeland Security escalation plan and that the company’s corporate security department then notified law enforcement authorities, who then visited the Lubbock facility and examined the shipment. The FBI subsequently reviewed the shipment information as part of its ongoing investigation, which resulted in Aldawsari’s arrest on Wednesday, Feb. 23.

Con-way says it is continuing to cooperate fully in partnership with law enforcement authorities in support of the investigation.