One Alabama Old Boy With An International “Get Out of Jail Free” Card

Madison County
Full Name: Matthew Craig Barrett
Time: 7:06 PM

[This (most recent) mug shot of Matthew Craig Barrett indicates that Barrett was locked-up in Huntsville within two weeks of his his latest expulsion from Pakistan (his second).  He was first arrested in Pakistan in 2011 outside the National Development Complex in Fatehjang, suburb, Rawalpindi, Pakistan’s primary plant for making M-11 missiles.  After being brought back home to Huntsville, he was arrested for drug-dealing in 2013.

On or about Aug. 23, 2016, Barrett was once again freed from a Pakistani jail and deported back home.  His mug shot above is dated Sept. 6, 2016. 

He claimed to have obtained a visa from the Pak. Embassy in Houston, TX to return to Pakistan in order to fix some paperwork for his Pakistani wife.  Why did Pakistan allow him to return only to send him right back?  Who keeps springing Barrett from US and Pakistani prisons (he was being held in Pakistan’s notorious “hanging jail,” Adiala.)]

Pakistan deports “blacklisted” U.S. national: officials

 Xinhua net

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) — Pakistan on Saturday deported a “blacklisted” American national two weeks after he was arrested in Islamabad, officials said.

Matthew Barrett was blacklisted and expelled in 2011 for his suspicious activities in Pakistan, according to the Interior Minister.

Barrett was questioned by the police about his arrival in Pakistan. The Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said last week that the U.S. national will be expelled as he is not welcomed in Pakistan.

“Matthew Barrett was deported from the city of Lahore Saturday morning,” officials said.

The interior ministry had suspended two immigration officials at Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport for allowing the blacklisted man to enter Pakistan on Aug. 6.

The Interior Ministry has also sought clarification from the Pakistani consulate in Houston of the United States for issuing him the visa.