Wednesday, 9 July 2014

British woman ‘tried to fly out of UK with £20,000 worth of Euros hidden in her underwear for Syrian jihadists’

A young British woman tried to smuggle cash in her underwear to fund jihadists fighting in Syria, a court has heard.

Nawal Msaad, 27, (pictured) was caught with the stash of 20,000 euro in rolled up notes as she prepared to board a flight to Istanbul from Heathrow, jurors heard.
The Old Bailey was told she agreed to be a “trusted courier” for her close friend Amal El-Wahabi, also 27.
The money was to be taken to Turkey at the request of El-Wahabi’s husband Aine Davis – who had joined fighters in Syria.
Msaad was stopped by police, after the cash which had been hidden inside her in a condom, fell out into her pants.
Msaad, of Holloway, north London, and El-Wahabi, of north west London, are on trial at the Old Bailey accused of funding terrorism. They deny the charge.
The prosecutor Mark Dennis, QC, said the women, who were both born in London, had been close friends for years.
Davis left London in July last year to pursue the jihadist cause but had maintained regular contact with his wife, with whom he has two young sons, he said.
The 30-year-old, who was also born in London with roots in Gambia, converted to Islam six or seven years ago, the court heard.


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