Dirhem Abdo Saeed - International Terrorism Financier

by Anthony C Heaford

Mr Dirhem Abdo Saeed is a member of the highest echelons of British business and establishment connections. He is also the most senior figure that I can identify as having being complicit in financing international terrorism, specifically Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s terrorist cell in 1990s Yemen.

Mr Saeed is an honorary vice-chairman of the British-Yemeni Society, established in 1993.

In March 1997 Mr Saeed became a director of a financial shell company called Atlantic Investments, located in the British tax haven Cayman Islands. Two other Saeed family members became directors at the same time, one using the same PO Box 5302 Taiz Yemen address as used by 9/11 terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s front company, YemPak. YemPak was located in the HSA Group’s headquarters.

Mr Saeed is also the managing director of London company Longulf Trading. In April 1997 executives of Longulf Trading purchased about $3-million worth of printing machinery at a trade show in Chicago, USA. That machinery was to furnish Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s front company in Yemen. At the exhibition I demonstrated my employer’s machinery for the Longulf executives prior to their purchasing one.

Mr Saeed is listed as Vice-Chairman of the multi-billion dollar global conglomerate the Hayel Saeed Anam (HSA) Group, the parent company of Longulf Trading. The HSA Group hosted 9/11 terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s terrorist cell in their headquarters compound at PO Box 5302 Taiz Yemen. I met Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in the HSA Group HQ in September 1997, when I was installing the machine purchased by Longulf Trading in April 1997 Chicago.

Mr Saeed is also the chairman of Cepac Limited, Britain’s largest cardboard packaging manufacturer, established in May 1997. The HSA Group had purchased Britain’s three leading cardboard packaging manufacturers and amalgamated them in to one company. I believe Cepac Limited was used to make a ‘gift’ payment of $1,000,000 to my former employer in early 2000. 

Mr Saeed is also listed as a board member of the Tadhamon International Islamic Bank which has been identified as operating freely in Daesh controlled territory and of providing financial services to the terrorist entity.

In 1982 another HSA Group director, Abdul Rahman Hayel Saeed, gave his power of attorney to a known terrorist financier and al Qaeda associate, Mr Ahmed Idris Nasreddin. In 1984 Mr Nasreddin used that power of attorney to establish a financial shell company in Switzerland called the Malaysian Swiss Gulf and African Chamber or MIGA for short. MIGA is a company that the United Nations and the U.S. government said served as a hub of Al Qaeda finance: A terrorist chamber of commerce.

Having been present in Chicago in April 1997 when the Longulf Trading executives purchased one of my employer’s printing machines, and having met Khalid Sheikh Mohammed when installing that machine in Yemen, I can confidently say that Mr Dirhem Abdo Saeed was an effective Godfather figure to the terrorist group that went on to attack the United States of America on 11 September 2001.

Signed, Anthony C Heaford 

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© Anthony C Heaford - The Quiet Mancunian