Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hussain Shamshir -British Boxer(Pakistani) arrested for Funding ISIS

Apr 27 2016 : The Times of India (Chennai)
British-Pak ex-boxer held for funding IS

Italian police have arrested a former British professional boxer of Pakistani-origin in Rome on suspicion of delivering funds to Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells in Italy.Hussain Shamshir was found to be travelling on a false British passport, according to British media reports. The 34-year-old was arrested on Saturday while driving in Rome's suburb of Torpignattara with three other men in a German-registered car.
Described by Italian police as a former professional boxer who worked as a pizza baker in a London suburb, Shamshir was carrying ¤5,000 in cash when he was stopped for questioning by anti-terrorist police who had been tailing his vehicle, The Daily Telegraph reported quoting Corriere della Sera' newspaper in Italy .
Shamshir was quoted as saying the cash was for buying clothing for relatives in Belgium. The three men travelling with him, two Pakistanis and a Kurd, were released after questioning. Italian police believe the money was brought to Rome to finance terrorist sleeper cells or attacks in the country.

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