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AML & CTF Recent Case – Arrest of Islamic Terrorist Suspect

September 2021

On the 15th of September 2021, the National Criminal Bureau of Investigation (NCBI) apprehended a known Islamic terrorist suspect who had been working in Ireland as a courier for 22 years.

The individual who is an Algerian national in his early 50s, was previously based in Marseille and had escaped the French and European authorities for years.

He had been convicted in his absence in France of offences relating to the facilitation of Islamic terrorism. He fled to Ireland before he could be imprisoned and worked under an alias, with his past unknown to his employers.

He is currently being brought through the extradition process to return him to France.

For more information, please read here: 
Alleged terrorism supporter who fled to Ireland 20 years ago too sick to attend court