Accession Number: C.2011.207.2
Dimensions: 1 ⅞ in X 2 in X 5/16 in
Dimensions (Metric): 2.54 cm X 5.08 cm X 12.7 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Myke Taister, FBI Forensic Artist
Green matchbook depicting Ramzi Ahmed Yousef on the front with his name printed next to his photograph. The Arabic word for "reward" is printed below the image. Inside the matchbook is Arabic text offering a reward for information about the suspect.
The U.S. government launched a worldwide manhunt for Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, offering $2 million for information leading to his capture.
The U.S. Department of State created matchbooks bearing Ramzi Yousef’s photograph and offering a reward for information leading to his arrest. They distributed the matchbooks worldwide. In 1995, information obtained in the search of Yousef’s apartment in Manila, Philippines, led to Pakistani and American law enforcement officers apprehending Yousef in Islamabad, Pakistan. He was extradited to the United States to stand trial.