In the Republic of Dagestan, two women suspected of financing terrorism detained

The Dagestan Republican Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia detained two women, a 24-year-old and a 33-year-old, under previously launched probes. They are suspected of committing offenses under Part 3 of Article 33, Part 4 of Article 205.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia (organization of financing terrorism).

The investigation established that in 2018 the suspects met through the Internet a participant of illegal armed gangs put on the international wanted list who had left to Syria for participation in combats.

Sharing his radical ideas and views, the convicts agreed to help him to collect money for financing activities of illegal armed gangs and provided their bank card details to perform money transactions of 239,000 and 151,000 rubles while being aware that the money was intended to finance armed gangs in Syria. During searches at the residence of the suspects, investigators found bank cards used for the money transactions, technical information transmission devices, and documents of big significance for investigation.

The offenses were detected due to the joint work of investigators of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Federal Security Service units, units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the Federal Financial Monitoring Service over the North Caucasian Federal District. It must be noted that, according to currently available data, in total for the designated period over 10 million rubles had been transferred to the accounts of participants of illegal armed gangs.

The suspects have been detained; the court will consider putting them in custody as a preventive measure in the nearest future.

Investigators are carrying out investigative actions aimed to prove evidence of guilt of the suspects and to identify other participants of the illegal activities. The criminal investigation is ongoing.

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Official spokesperson for the Investigative Committee of Russia S. Petrenko