Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials stopped a Chinese national trying to enter the United States with undeclared biological materials in his luggage late in November 2018, just one year before the first CCP Virus case was known in Wuhan, China.
A Chinese biologist carrying three vials labeled “Antibodies” was intercepted at the Detroit Metro Airport. When questioned by authorities, he claimed that a colleague in China had asked him to deliver the vials to a researcher at a U.S. institute. After examining the vials, CBP officials made a startling discovery.
“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,” read an unclassified FBI tactical intelligence report obtained by Yahoo News.
The report was made by the Chemical and Biological Intelligence Unit of the FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate. While it does not disclose the identity of the Chinese biologist, or the intended recipient in the United States, the report did conclude that the incident “certainly present a U.S. biosecurity risk” for Americans.
Additionally, the FBI report cited two other incidents involving Chinese nationals who attempted to enter the United States with flu samples and suspected E. coli.
The intelligence report came as the Chinese regime is facing criticism worldwide for its handling of the pandemic, ranging from covering up information about the virus at its early stages to trying to shift responsibility by blaming for the virus on Western nations. Within three months, the CCP Virus has infected more than 850,000 people and killed 42,328 across 203 countries and territories.
The CCP Virus outbreak now poses a greater threat to the world by creating a roadmap for future bioterrorism, according to Grady Means, who served in the White House as policy assistant to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller.
“ISIS and other terrorist groups long have sought effective bioweapons as the ‘poor man’s nuclear weapon,'” Means wrote in an op-ed for The Hill, “These non-state (and many rogue-state) groups have access to bioweapon technology; could, relatively easily and cheaply obtain MERS or SARS or other virulent strains; and figure out human subject-based experiment/refine/distribute systems to launch an attack.”
“A clever terrorist strategy—and our enemies are extremely clever—to launch the current crisis would have been to send an infected radical Chinese citizen to carry the virus to Wuhan and launch it secretly. Predictably, the People’s Republic of China bureaucracy would move slowly to deal with it and then cover it up. It could reach critical mass in Wuhan and spread across China and internationally before there was any serious response,” he continued.
Means noted that intelligence and security services are aware of this scenario, which has been discussed for decades. He urged Americans to learn from this lesson quickly because “our enemies are studying it.”
“Far-fetched? Perhaps. But consider this: If the coronavirus were a terrorist attack, it already would be, by far, the most effective act of non-state terrorism in the history of the world,” he concluded.