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Don’t buy that fake Rolex! It could finance terror

Think twice before you buy that fake Rolex watch or knock-off designer handbag. The money you pay could be end up funding terrorists. It’s not something most shoppers think about when tempted by the cheap and increasingly abundant wares of street vendors. But law enforcers say the threat is real and probably growing. There is evidence that counterfeiters operating in New York City have sent money to Hamas and Hezbollah, groups designated as terrorist organisations by the United States, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said at a conference on counterfeiting. So far, said Kelly, there had been no clear link between the selling of counterfeit goods and al-Qaeda, the group blamed for the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon in 2001. Full Story

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