Daesh Money Trail leads to Pakistan

A suspected network of money trial of businessmen and militants have been traced by investigators. The money trail involved more than 50 bank accounts that were used to finance the banned Daesh in Afghanistan.

Last month the Anti-Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) of the Karachi police smashed a kidnapping organization that was basically operated by Daesh. The police during raids at Scheme-33 and Sakran was able to arrest three suspected terrorists. Their names are Mukhtiar, Naeem and Noorullah. A youngster was kidnapped by Daesh terrorists from Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi. They called his brother and demanded Rs 10 million from an Afghan phone number. After the ransom payment was made, the youngster was released.

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The money for kidnapping had to be used for terrorist activities in Pakistan but fortunately, the terrorists were arrested according to the SSP Bahadur.

About the money used to finance terror activities, SSP Bahadur confirmed that investigators have found more than 50 bank accounts that are used to transfer money to Daesh terrorists in Afghanistan from Pakistan.

Also, he said that there were two cloth traders that were arrested from Karachi and Quetta. They were both transferring money to Daesh traders through ‘Hawala Hundi’

The AVCC chief Irfan Bahadur said “this is a major case and the apprehensions have given us a breakthrough in unearthing and tracing a money trail used to finance terror in Pakistan.

Adding, “The Daesh militants are generating funds from Pakistan including Karachi and their supporters, including some businessmen are helping them transfer money to other countries including Afghanistan.”

 

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