Germany: Raids carried out against terror financing suspects


11/9/2019 19:36:00
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Special police units carried out raids in northern Germany to investigate alleged financial supporters of terrorist groups in Syria. Prosecutors said hundreds of thousands of euros were allegedly sent to militants.

 

Police carried out raids in northern Germany to investigate alleged terrorist suspects in several cities on Wednesday morning, prosecutors said.

 

A senior prosecutor for the state of Schleswig-Holstein, Ulrike Stahlmann-Liebelt, said the raids were to investigate the suspected formation of an organized crime syndicate.

 

"We are also examining whether suspects where financing terrorism," she said in Flensburg.

 

Special police units raided 16 properties in Hamburg and in the states of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein on Wednesday. Authorities were investigating 11 people accused of financing terrorist operations.

 

Two men,  aged 34 and 37, were arrested. Authorities refused to confirm the exact locations of the raids.

 

'Illegal transfer of money'

 

The 10 men and one woman were investigated for illegal transfer of money between December 2018 and July 2019. The accused group comes predominantly from Syria.

 

The origin of the money which they allegedly sent to Syria has not yet been revealed.

 

Media reports claim that the suspects were financing terrorist activities. The reports also suggested that the suspects were sending money to Syria to support the "Islamic State" (IS).

 

 

 

 

 

PUKmedia / DW

 

 

 


 

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