FBI Report: CBP Caught Chinese Biologist with Suspected Samples of SARS and MERS, Tried to Bring into U.S. in Late-2018

Nick Kangadis | April 1, 2020
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It's seemingly becoming more and more clear that China - its communist government in particular - cannot be trusted pertaining to just about anything. There are now reports coming to the surface that a full year before the first coronavirus case popped up in Wuhan, China, a Chinese biologist allegedly with vials of different viruses was stopped at Detroit Metro Airport in late-2018.

Yahoo! News published the information - which came from a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) "tactical intelligence" report. Three separate examples spanning from May 26, 2018 to September 11, 2019 were brought up in the report that referred these cases as involving "foreign scientific reserchers." However, as Yahoo! News noted, "all three cases involve Chinese nationals."

According to the report, the November 2018 incident between the Chinese national and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) went as follows:

On 28 November 2018, CBP discovered three vials labeled as "Antibodies" in the luggage of a Chinese National at the DTW [Detroit] airport. The individual, who identified himself as a biologist, had not declared the materials and when questioned, did not have appropriate documentation for the items. When questioned, the individual advised the items came from a researcher in China who asked him to deliver them to another colleague at an identified US research institution. Inspection of the writing on the vials and the stated recipient led inspection personnel to believe the materials contained within the vials may be viable Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) materials.

Sounds kinda fishy, doesn't it? The individual never declared the items, didn't have the proper paperwork and was basically carrying diseases in his luggage as if there were nothing hazerdous about the situation. And that was just one of the situations that we know of!

This isn't the first time recently that questionable practices have come from China within the borders of the U.S.

Dr. Charles Lieber, who was the head of his own research group at Harvard University, was indicted in late January on "one count of making a materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statement," a Department of Justice (DOJ) news release stated.
What did Lieber lie about? 

According to the DOJ:

The complaint alleges that in 2018 and 2019, Lieber lied about his involvement in the Thousand Talents Plan and affiliation with WUT.  On or about, April 24, 2018, during an interview with investigators, Lieber stated that he was never asked to participate in the Thousand Talents Program, but he “wasn’t sure” how China categorized him.  In November 2018, NIH inquired of Harvard whether Lieber had failed to disclose his then-suspected relationship with WUT and China’s Thousand Talents Plan.  Lieber caused Harvard to falsely tell NIH that Lieber “had no formal association with WUT” after 2012, that “WUT continued to falsely exaggerate” his involvement with WUT in subsequent years, and that Lieber “is not and has never been a participant in” China’s Thousand Talents Plan. 

That's right. Lieber's lies, along with Harvard's backup, told investigators that he had no affiliation with WUT, which stands for - wait for it - the Wuhan University of Technology.

China is not a friend of the world, let alone the U.S. It's high time we took every piece of any American business and left that communist-run nation.

H/T: National Review