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8 Arrested In Connection With Pro-ISIS Smuggling Ring

January 09 2019


Italian police have arrested eight people for their involvement in a smuggling ring linked to the Islamic State, reports Reuters. The smugglers, arrested on Wednesday, covertly transported people, including potential terrorists, and illegal cigarettes from Tunisia to Sicily, said investigators. The group threatened national security "because it was able to offer many irregular migrants a secret sea passage that was safe and fast," the arrest warrant said. Using speedboats, the...

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