SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

June 17, 2009 16:02 ET

Universal Detection Technology Analysis of the al-Qaida Biological Weapon Threat From the Mexican Border

The Anthrax Threat Was Aired on an al-Qaida Video

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health threats and provider of counter-terrorism consulting and training services, today issued an analysis of the al-Qaida biological weapon threat from the Mexican Border.

U.S. counterterrorism officials have authenticated a video by an al-Qaida recruiter threatening to smuggle a biological weapon into the United States via tunnels under the Mexican border, the latest sign of the terrorist group's determination to stage another mass-casualty attack on the U.S. homeland.

The video aired this year as a recruitment tool makes clear that al-Qaida is looking to exploit weaknesses in U.S. border security and also is willing to ally itself with white militia groups or other anti-government entities interested in carrying out an attack inside the United States, according to counterterrorism officials interviewed by The Washington Times.

"It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that terrorist organizations would utilize the border to enter the U.S.," said a DEA official who also asked not to be named because of his involvement in ongoing intelligence operations. "We can't ignore any threat or detail when it comes to al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations bent on attacking the U.S."

UNDT is a supplier of biological weapon detection systems that can detect agents such as anthrax, ricin and botulinum toxins in as little as three minutes. UNDT's customers include the DOD and the Washington D.C. Fire and EMS Services.

"The threat of terrorist organizations such as al-Qaida smuggling biological weapons such as anthrax through the Mexican border is very alarming," said Mr. Jacques Tizabi, UNDT's Chief Executive Officer. "First responders should be equipped with the latest technologies to detect such weapons before they can harm anyone," he added.

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Universal Detection Technology is a developer of monitoring technologies, including bioterrorism detection devices. The Company on its own and with development partners is positioned to capitalize on opportunities related to Homeland Security. For example, the Company, in cooperation with NASA, has developed a bacterial spore detector that detects certain biohazard substances. The Company is also a reseller of handheld assays used for detection of five bioterrorism agents, radiation detection systems, and antimicrobial products. For more information, please visit

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