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Indonesian Overseas Workers Used as Couriers

Money is being smuggled to Jemaah Islamiah (JI) terrorists in Indonesia and the region through a network of overseas workers acting as couriers. Intelligence sources here said that several of these Indonesian labourers in Asia and the Middle East were being used – in many cases without their knowledge – to hand over cash and documents to ‘several contact points’ in the country. These included mosques, religious boarding schools and even social foundations. ‘These workers are recruited overseas without knowing that they are helping a terrorist network,’ a senior intelligence official told The Straits Times. ‘They are given some pocket money to bring in these funds to hand out to so-called charitable and religious organisations. They do it because it appears harmless on the surface.’ Indonesia’s national intelligence agency, which is tasked with counter-terrorism, has been hard pressed to keep track of the money trail of terrorist groups. Full Story

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