Maldives Police Service, in a joint operation with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and investigative authorities from two European Union (EU) nations, have arrested a 30-year-old Maldivian who is suspected to be a prominent operative associated with the terrorist organization, Islamic State (IS).
“In a joint operation involving the @FBI and authorities from two European Union nations, @PoliceMv arrested a 30-year-old Maldivian man in Male’ on 6th Jan 2022. He is alleged of being a prominent operative associated with the proscribed terrorist organization “Islamic State,” The Commissioner of Police, Mohamed Hameed tweeted tonight.
“Running its media campaigns – propagating extremism and more specifically, calling for perpetration of acts of terror on European soil and to harm its leaders. It was found that he had been conducting this activity since 2015 whilst living among us in Maldives,” he added.
This case is a major terrorism investigation conducted by Maldives Police Service, FBI, and investigative authorities from two EU nations.
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