UK Arrests 7 On Suspicion Of Funding Terror

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- British police say seven people have been arrested on suspicion of financing terrorism overseas.
Scotland Yard says the group was arrested as part of an operation that involved U.S. Homeland Security.
The investigation involved a network suspected of illegally exporting khat, a leaf that can produce a mild high when chewed, from the U.K., where it is legal, to the U.S. and Canada, where it is a controlled substance.
British police said one woman and six men were arrested early Tuesday at four separate residences in London, Coventry and Cardiff, Wales.
They are suspected of involvement in funding a terrorist organization and laundering the proceeds of crime for that purpose, police added.
The seven are being questioned at a London police station.


WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

See full commenting rules...
powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 149626345 - wilx.com/a?a=149626345
Gray Television, Inc.