January 10, 2019
After receiving information from a former jihadist, Italian police have arrested 15 suspects alleged to be part of an organisation that helped smuggle radical Islamic terrorists into the country as illegal migrants and asylum seekers.
The arrests were made in the cities of Palermo, Trapani, Caltanissetta, and Brescia this week with the 15 suspects facing various criminal charges from forming a criminal association for the purposes of illegal immigration and smuggling to terrorism-related charges, newspaper Il Giornale reports.
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The former jihadi blew the lid on the Islamist fighter-smuggling operation, saying to the police: “I’m telling you what I know because I want to prevent you from finding an army of kamikaze in Italy.”
One of the suspects was of particular interest to the police after they found that he had posted pro-Islamic State propaganda on Facebook and had called on others to martyr themselves in the name of Allah.
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