Wierd and Scary

The Christian Science Monitor reports that suspected terrorists (or rather terrorist enablers) are using profits from stolen baby formula to finance their operations.

"The rings I identified dealing in stolen infant formula are operated mostly by Middle Easterners," says Charles Miller, a loss-prevention consultant and author of the report [from the National Retail Federation]. They typically organize the rings, pay the shoplifters (who are mostly from Latin America), repackage the formula, and resell it. Out of $30 billion in annual retail theft, about $7 billion of infant formula is stolen and resold for a tidy profit, Mr. Miller estimates.

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