7 people were arrested in France today, Tuesday, as part of the investigation, a visit by a suspect to Syria, who launched a network of money transfers to terrorist groups there.
The ages of the detainees ranged from 28 to 48 years, six of them were born in Russia and one in Georgia.
According to a source familiar with the case, these were from the Chechen community. Six of them were arrested in the Lower Rhine region and the seventh in Puy-de-Dôme.
They were all detained on charges of “belonging to a terrorist organization” and “financing terrorism” as part of this preliminary investigation by the French intelligence services.
The criminal justice system to combat terrorism in France regularly carries out raids linked to terrorist financing in the Iraqi-Syrian region.
In September 2020, several arrests were carried out to dismantle a network that uses cryptocurrencies to finance members of the Al-Qaeda and ISIS terrorist organizations in Syria, in particular, and judicial procedures have begun against 8 of the 30 people arrested.