2007 News Story

Kingdom arrests 10 in crackdown on terror financing

The Ministry of Interior issued a statement today announcing that Saudi security forces have arrested 10 people suspected of raising and smuggling funds for militant groups.

As part of ongoing efforts to combat terror financing, Saudi authorities tracked a group that was illegally collecting donations and then smuggling the money to “suspected parties.” These parties used the funds to recruit young Saudis to go to unstable regions.

The ten were taken into custody Friday, February 2, according to the Ministry. Seven Saudis and one resident were arrested while meeting at a safe house in Jeddah. Two other Saudis with links to the eight were arrested in Madinah and Jeddah.