IGP Khalid: Three foreign men with terrorist links deported

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 22 Sep 2016

Counter Terrorism officers detaining the 38-year-old Nepalese businessman, believed to handled the falsifying travel documents for terrorist groups.

KUALA LUMPUR: Three foreigners and a local have been detained for their alleged involvement in multiple terrorist groups, including the Islamic State (IS).

Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the suspects were detained by the Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division between Aug 2 and Sept 17.

All three foreigners have been deported to their countries.

One of the suspects was a 37-year-old Bangladeshi man, arrested on Aug 19 for smuggling weapons for an international terror group.

“He owned a restaurant in Bukit Bintang and was placed in Interpol’s Red Notice.

“He was deported on Sept 2,” Khalid said in a statement on Thursday.

The second suspect - a 38-year-old Nepalese businessman - was also arrested on Aug 19 and deported on Sept 2.

 “We discovered that he ran entertainment outlets and a hotel. We believe he was responsible for falsifying documents to facilitate the travels of terrorists,” Khalid said.

The other suspects - a 26-year-old Moroccan man, who worked as a welder, and a 34-year-old local man - were IS operatives in Malaysia with ties to Mohamad Wanndy Mohamad Jedi.

Turkish authorities arrested the Moroccan previously for trying to enter Syria.

“After his release, he managed to find his way into Malaysia in May,” Khalid said. The Moroccan was arrested on Aug 2 and deported on Sept 21.

The local man is suspected of promoting IS propaganda and ideologies through his Facebook account. He worked as a driver for a businessman.

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