On November 6, 2004, Flora Mahmood allegedly took her son,
Mohammad Hussain Metla, Jr., and departed JFK airport in New
York en route to Dubai. The boy was taken without the consent
of his father, who was the primary custodial parent. On November
6, 2004, a Middlesex County Grand Jury indicted Flora Mahmood
for interference with custody and a warrant was issued for her
On or about December 15, 2004, it is alleged that Mahmood
departed Dubai and traveled to Lahore, Pakistan, where she may
still be residing with her son. After a final judgment of divorce
was issued between Mahmood and her husband, he was awarded legal
and physical custody of the boy. On May 17, 2007, a federal arrest
warrant for Mahmood was issued in the United States District
Court, Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn, New York.
Mahmood may have fled to Lahore, Pakistan via Dubai. She is a British citizen and may travel on a British passport. Mahmood recently got married.