Najibullah Zazi, an Afghanistani shuttle driver from Denver, was seeking “urgent” help recently to make explosives using his newly purchased supplies. Where’d he get such destructive materials? Beauty supply stores.
Zazi plotted for more than a year to set off bombs in NYC trains and subways. He was indicted Thursday on federal charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction. Zazi has previously been charged with lying to the government about suspected involvement in a New York-Denver-based terror plot.
In July and August, Zazi bought unusually large amounts of hydrogen peroxide and acetone, and people should have been tipped off immediately because everyone knows acetone-based nail polish removers will do a number on your cuticles.
He bought these solvents in large quantities from his local beauty store.