THE GLOBAL TERROR NETWORK THAT STARTED IN PONTYPRIDD, WALES

On 16th July, the BBC published an article about a terror network established in south Wales which is suspected to have been an elaborate and sophisticated operation. BBC Wales Investigates reveals the complex web which began with the arrival in Pontypridd of a “vulnerable looking” computer engineering student from Bangladesh in 2000.  The network is suspected of a number of attacks in Bangladesh.  The cell was started by respected south Wales businessman, Siful Sujan, who had companies based in Cardiff.  The US military said he was a key figure in the so-called Islamic State, before he was killed by a US drone strike in Syria in 2015.  The FBI says that a Welsh company, Ibacstel Electronics, was sending money to the US to fund plans for a bomb attack there; and it was also buying military-grade equipment which was being sent to Islamic State fighters.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-44823666

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-44826806

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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