In response to media inquiries, Con-way Freight (NYSE: CNW) today issued the following statement regarding the company’s involvement in the investigation which led to the arrest of Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari.
Con-way Freight has been working closely with local police and the FBI on this case from the beginning. The case stemmed from a shipment we determined to be of a suspicious nature, received at our Lubbock, Texas service center on February 1, 2011.
Based on training and experience, Con-way’s local management immediately flagged the shipment as suspicious and notified Con-way’s corporate security department. The shipment matched profiles outlined in Con-way’s security protocols for identifying shipments of a suspicious nature, and which appeared for use not consistent with known commercial application of the product.
These concerns triggered the company’s Homeland Security escalation plan. Con- way’s corporate security department then notified law enforcement authorities, who then visited our facility and examined the shipment. The FBI subsequently reviewed the shipment information as part of its ongoing investigation which yesterday resulted in Aldawsari’s arrest.
Con-way and other members of the transportation community have been working closely for several years with the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and other authorities to develop escalation plans and communication practices to enhance homeland security. The success of this collaborative process is evident in the results of this case.
Con-way continues to cooperate fully in partnership with law enforcement authorities in support of the investigation.
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Freight Con-way Freight is the industry’s leading less-than- truckload (LTL) freight transportation company, providing guaranteed, day- definite regional and transcontinental service with exception-free delivery, on- time service performance and faster transit times through a single, unified network of more than 300 service centers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Con-way Freight offers LTL freight transportation across North America and through Global LTL(TM) delivery in the United States from around the world. Global solutions include international less-than-container (LCL) ocean shipments from Asia through its OceanGuaranteed(R) service; U.S. and Europe delivery for inbound and outbound international cargoes through an exclusive alliance with TNT; direct service to more than 30 Bahamian and Caribbean ports through TropicalDirect(SM); and domestic offshore transportation to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Con-way Freight is a certified FAST highway carrier and is C-TPAT/PIP, ACE- and CSA-certified.
Con-way Freight is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics services company. For more information, visit www.con-way.com/en/freight.