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Italy arrests four suspected of sending funds to ISIS

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Italian police officers patrol at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport on March 22, 2016 as security measures were reinforced in the wake of attacks in Brussels. (Tiziana Fabi/AFP)
A file photo shows Italian police officers patrol at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport on March 22, 2016 as security measures were reinforced in the wake of attacks in Brussels. (Tiziana Fabi/AFP)

Italian police said on Monday they had arrested four men accused of sending funds to people across Europe and the Middle East who were collecting on behalf of ISIS, in an investigation that led to a larger suspected terrorism-funding network.

The four men were suspected of wiring 30,000 euros in total from a money transfer agency in the southeastern Italian town of Andria to 42 collectors of funds for militants, in countries including Serbia, Germany, Turkey, Jordan, Thailand and Russia.

Subsequent investigations showed the same 42 collectors had received as much as 1 million euros in suspicious transfers from other sources, said Luca Cioffi, a colonel in the Italian tax police.

Italian police said on Monday they had arrested four men accused of sending funds to people across Europe and the Middle East who were collecting on behalf of ISIS, in an investigation that led to a larger suspected terrorism-funding network.

The four men were suspected of wiring 30,000 euros in total from a money transfer agency in the southeastern Italian town of Andria to 42 collectors of funds for militants, in countries including Serbia, Germany, Turkey, Jordan, Thailand and Russia.

Subsequent investigations showed the same 42 collectors had received as much as 1 million euros in suspicious transfers from other sources, said Luca Cioffi, a colonel in the Italian tax police.

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