Suspected jihadist financial flows ‘double’ in Italy

Rome, July 27 (IANS/AKI) There were some 3,000 suspected jihadist money transfers from January to June — the same number as in the whole of last year, the head of Italy’s tax police told lawmakers on Wednesday.

Judicial probes have been opened into ten of these financial operations, General Giorgio Toschi told the lower house of the Italian parliament’s COPASIR committee, which oversees Italy’s intelligence agencies.

Italy’s tax police have create a special unit to monitor flows of money that could be used by jihadist terrorists to purchase of arms and explosives, Toschi said.



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