Sunday 20 August 2017

Gardaí question two men about 'financial transactions linked to international terrorism'

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Kathy Armstrong and Brian Hutton

Gardai investigating terrorist offences have arrested two men today.

An Algerian national (30s) and a Moroccan national (40s) were detained in the Dublin area under The Terrorist Offences Act 2015 by members of the Counter Terrorism International Unit.

The men are both being held at Blackrock Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Several searches have also been carried out in Swords, Stepaside, South Circular Road and Trim.

It is understood they are being questioned about suspected financial transactions linked to international terrorism.

The arrests and raids were carried out as part of a co-ordinated operation involving law enforcement agencies in a number of European countries.

Documentation and laptops are among items that have been seized in the Irish searches.

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