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State security said probing suspicious money transfers

Minister of Public Works and Minister of state for National Assembly Affairs Dr Ali Al-Omair seen on an inspection trip
Minister of Public Works and Minister of state for National Assembly Affairs Dr Ali Al-Omair seen on an inspection trip

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 13: State Security Department is currently conducting intensive investigations over the reports received from competent authorities about suspicious money transfers to terrorist organizations overseas, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting informed sources.

They explained that, according to the investigation, some individuals and charitable committees illegally collected donations at mosques and diwaniyas. Tracking the funds led to the discovery that some were actually transferred to suspicious organizations abroad.

A number of individuals are currently being interrogated over their possible involvement in the money transfers and communication with the leaders of DAESH in Syria and Iraq.

The sources said the State Security Department has been following up the security records of unlicensed fundraisers and monitoring websites that attract donors under the cover of charity work and convince parties and individuals to donate to the Syrians and other victims They stressed that the coordination between Kuwaiti security authorities and their counterparts in neighboring countries revealed a close link between fundraising activities and the financing of terrorist cells, adding that more information in this regard are currently being gathered.

The sources wondered about the situation in some mosques where unauthorized individuals have been using the microphone to urge worshipers to donate money. They affirmed that Ministry of Interior is coordinating with Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor to stop manipulators from collecting donations. Meanwhile, an official source from Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor revealed that the ministry has finally submitted a letter to the Cabinet regarding the implementation of the decision to close down unlicensed charity committees.

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