Denmark Arrests Suspects in Financing Islamic State

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Denmark police dismantled a possible terror-support cell for Islamic State in Europe.

Police in Denmark informed on Wednesday that yesterday they have arrested six men, in Copenhagen and Aarthus, who are suspected of joining and financing the Islamic State group in Syria.

Two of those arrested, ages 29 and 30, allegedly traveled to Syria in 2014 where they were recruited by IS. The 29-year-old man tried to reenter Syria in 2015, police said in a statement.

Five of them are also suspected of sending money to financially support the group. One of them, the 29-year-old, allegedly transferred funds from 2013 to 2017.

They are suspected of violating Danish terror laws and, if found guilty, they face up to six years in jail.

In addition, Danish police said in a statement that they believed that the 29-year-old man used the four others as middlemen for the money transfers.

If found guilty of financing a terror group, they face up to 10 years in prison.


 


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