Terrorist financing ring disrupted in the US & Canada
Crypto, PayPal, Western Union....and more
Hello from South Africa! I’m out of town this week doing some training on terrorist financing and financial analysis for a technical assistance project (en Français!), so this week’s Insight Intelligence is a bit short. However, it’s a topic I’ve been meaning to write up for some time, since it demonstrates a number of interesting trends in terrorist financing in North America. I hope you find this interesting, and let me know what you think in the comments, or via email.
Back in December 2022, four individuals were charged in the United States with conspiring the provide material support to ISIL. These charges are notable because of the extensive use of cryptocurrency and social media / messaging platforms to coordinate the funding of terrorism. They’re also notable because they include a woman in the group, as well as a Canadian citizen.