Cigarette smugglers linked to terroristsMay 24, 2013
Sixteen Palestinian immigrants have been arrested for a cigarette smuggling ring, and at least three of the men have ties to terrorists (h/t El Grillo). Officials are “very seriously concerned about where the profits of this enterprise went,” suggesting that revenues may have been transferred to fund terrorist groups overseas. The smuggling investigation itself originated from a counter-terror probe into the suspects’ activities.
From New York News 12: