Post by Scumhunter on Dec 30, 2012 12:56:52 GMT -5
Longtime AMW fans know about NJ drug kingpin Luqman Abdullah, aka "Mr. Not Guilty" one of the most dangerous but at the same time intelligent and cunning drug dealers AMW has ever profiled. Some board members on the old AMW.COM board, including myself, thought he might have even had a chance at making the FBI's top 10 list. Well, in a pretty surprising twist, Abdullah has voluntarily turned himself into authorities in the Union County, NJ sherriff's office. Adbullah was aired four times on AMW, most recently on AMW's 50 states 50 fugitives 2-hour Fox special last year as AMW's New Jersey fugitive. No word yet on whether the heat of the tv airings had anything to do with it, so stay tuned for more info!
Post by HeadMarshal on Dec 30, 2012 14:48:28 GMT -5
Since he was associated with the Bloods Street Gang, I wonder if someone from the Crips put out a reward for his murder. Anway, hopefully the alias "Mr. Not Guilty" can dissolve from his profile after he has his day in court.
Makes sense. I mean this is a guy that seemed to do anything he could to stay on the run, leading police on three separate foot chases that involved risking his life through oncoming traffic, and it finally ended so nonchalantly, so this is one of the most surprising surrenders of a fugitive I've seen in a while.
So either someone had a hit out or he was flat broke. Unlike Chaka Raysor, I don't think he had any sons and daughters he missed and wanted to see again but I could be wrong. Although part of me is holding out slight hope he said "AMW has got me paranoid and I can't take it anymore!"
Post by Scumhunter on Dec 31, 2012 11:46:06 GMT -5
Also, I still think the whole story of Luqman Abdullah is a tragedy. I am in no way condoning anything he did, but here is a guy who was an honor student and high schol track star, that according to the AMW re-enactment could hold his own in conversations with judges at bars by the courthouse, and could have done so much more with his life than become a drug dealer. I understand he grew up in high-crime areas of New Jersey and didn't have the best environment to influence him positively, but he was still smart enough to overcome it. Instead he succumbed.
I felt the same way about Brian Fuller, who was a gifted tennis and piano player, but decided to resort to crime because he was bitter he never become a millionaire, even though he could have at least made good money with his talents.
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Post by HeadMarshal on Dec 31, 2012 13:31:06 GMT -5
Yes the lure of easy money can entice many people into a life of crime. I think he thought when he got into the drug trade, that his intelligence would allow him to rule with inpunity. However perhaps he didn't realize that the drug-trade is a cut-throat business with danger lurking at every corner, and therefore decided to surrender.
Luqman Abdullah has been removed from AMW.COM Usually this means the fugitive is 100 percent indirect but DJ Friend getting back on the site has thrown me through a loop! In all honesty though, Abdullah turning himself in to protect himself from his enemies makes the most sense, so I'm safely calling this officially an indirect result until further notice.