Islamic State financier who raised almost $4mln for terrorists detained near Moscow
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A financier of the Islamic State terror group, who has raised over 25 million rubles ($3.94 million) for the needs of terrorists, has been detained in the Moscow region, the Russian Federal Security Service said on Friday.
“We have thwarted the activity of a member of an undercover cell that raised and transported funds for the needs of the Islamic State,” the Federal Security Service said in a press release.
The service added it had exposed the scheme of Islamic State funding, through which over 25 million rubles had been raised.
A criminal case has been opened against the detained financier, who is accused of supporting terrorists. No information is available about the fate of other members of the conspiratorial cell.