A resident of the United States was arrested for funding terrorists “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) bitcoins. This was reported on the website of the Prosecutor’s office of the Eastern district of new York.
According to authorities, 27-year-old Zubia Shahnaz, a native of Pakistan, worked in USA laboratory assistant. She fraudulently obtained loans for 85 thousand dollars to purchase bitcoins and send them to the militants.
She was detained in new York airport, from 9 500 in cash — the woman took a flight to Pakistan with a stopover in Istanbul, from Turkey to go to Syria, says the BBC News.
The woman was charged with money laundering and providing false information to the Bank. Shahnaz faces several decades in prison. Her phone found a lot of search queries on the subject of ISIS and its terrorist activities. According to the lawyer transferred the money intended to help the Syrian refugees.
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