Six Pakistanis arrested in Spain on charges of aiding terror groups

January 21st, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI  

Madrid, Jan 21 (ANI): Six Pakistani nationals have been arrested on suspicion of tax fraud and investigation is going on whether they diverted funds to Islamic terror groups
A foreign news agency quoted the Spanish police as saying that they have arrested six Pakistanis on suspicion of tax fraud and investigating their links in fund transfer to Islamic terror groups.
The Civil Guard said in a statement the alleged fraud was carried out through telecommunications companies and officials are investigating whether any money went to armed groups.
The men were arrested in raids on businesses and homes in four cities, including Barcelona, on the orders of Judge Baltasar Garzon, a high-profile antiterrorism judge.
The police have arrested dozens of people in the past few years on suspicion of helping finance militant Islamist groups or plotting attacks.
Last January, they arrested 14 Pakistani men in Barcelona on suspicion of plotting to blow up commuter trains. (ANI)

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