Sunday, June 21, 2015
New 'Modus Operandi for ISIS members. Instead of heading home, going to a third country.
New 'Modus Operandi for ISIS members. Instead of heading home, going to a third country.(Straitstimes).
A 31-year-old north African man was detained after operating for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror group in Malaysia for about a year.
The man, who entered the country using a forged student visa in March last year, obtained the visa from a syndicate operating in the Klang Valley.
Sources revealed that the suspect purchased the forged visa for RM5,500 (S$1,960).
"This is a new modus operandi for ISIS members. Instead of heading back to their home countries, these fighters are going to a third country like Malaysia for multiple reasons," a source told The Star yesterday.
Among the reasons were: to set up a base of operations, become the link man for other operatives and to recruit more members.
Tan Sri Khalid added that the man had managed to gain entry into Malaysia by using a forged student visa in March last year.
He added that the suspect had been deported to his home country on Wednesday. Hmmm.........Catch and release....what could go wrong? Read the full story here.