Foreign nationals arrested during turnpike traffic stop appear in court

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NEWTON FALLS, Ohio -- A preliminary hearing was held today for five foreign nationals who were arrested in Braceville Township Friday.

The five men arrested were Jibril Abdiselam, 24; Mohammeddeq Hassan, 27; Mohamed  Mahamoud, 26;  Zakaria Warsame, 25;  and Said Abu. They were charged with possessing criminal tools and forgery.

All 5 men are being held on $25,000 bond and the case is being turned over to the grand jury.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said their car was initially pulled over on the Ohio Turnpike for an improper lane change. While searching the car, troopers said a machine used to duplicate credit cards was found.

They are all from the Columbus area and are currently being held in the Trumbull County Jail. They each surrendered their passport as well.

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