Two persons arrested in Russia on suspicion of funding terrorism
MOSCOW, October 9 (RAPSI) – Two persons have been arrested on suspicion of collection money for financing the Islamic State terrorist organization (ISIS) prohibited in Russia, the press service of the Russian Investigative Committee reports.
The suppressed activity was spread in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Russia’s republics of Tatarstan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia and Krasnodar, Stavropol and Tyumen regions. The arrested individuals are a 25-year old man and his 30-year old sister. Charges have been already brought against the man, the statement reads.
According to the investigation, since February 2015, the defendants locating in Kabardino-Balkaria have collected money to finance the terrorist organization via Internet. Under the pretext of charity, they managed to collect over 6 million rubles. The funds have been transferred abroad to promote terrorist crimes in Syria, investigators claim.
Over 90 searches have been conducted in places of living of alleged partners of the defendants. As a result of the raids, about 60 banking cards, nearly $60,000, 10 cell phones, tablets and laptops, as well as extremist literature have been seized, according to the Investigative Committee.