5 men caught smuggling $6m for ISISSeptember 24, 2015
The $6 million is only the tip of the iceberg. According to South African law enforcement, one of the men made the same trip every couple days. But even if it were only $6 million, that is a big amount of cash to smuggle anywhere. It’s surprising they could even squeeze that much money into 12 bags they were reportedly carrying. (Maybe it was vacuum packed?) No wonder why this report says there was inside help. From Fox News on Sept. 21 (h/t @AllSourceFusion):
JOHANNESBURG – Five men nabbed last month about to board a flight at South Africa’s busiest airport with $6 million stuffed in bags may have made hundreds of such trips — with inside help — as part of a cash pipeline to fund the Islamic State, police sources said Monday.
The suspected couriers were caught at Johannesburg’s main airport, OR Tambo, on Aug. 28, but news the money was headed for the terror network only emerged late Sunday. A senior police officer told Fox News Monday the suspects are believed to have been headed for the ISIS caliphate in Syria and Iraq by way of Dubai, and that one may have made the same trek hundreds of times.
“It is very likely that the money was going to ISIS,” the police officer said. “We are investigating who these five carrying the money were, and there is one … we are particularly interested in, as records show he was flying to Dubai every two days for a year”…