KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police have arrested four people for suspected links to terrorism between Aug 2 and Sep 17, including three foreigners who have since been deported.
Those arrested include a Bangladeshi restaurant owner, suspected of being involved in smuggling weapons for use by international terror groups, police said in a press release. Interpol had issued a “Red Notice” for him.
A Nepali citizen who managed an entertainment outlet was also arrested under suspicion of falsifying travel documents for use by members of international terror groups.
The Moroccan man arrested is suspected to be member of Islamic State. He had previously been detained by Turkish authorities after attempting to smuggle into Syria, police said.
The fourth suspect is a Malaysian who had been working as the personal chauffer for a businessman.
He is believed to be linked to Muhammad Wanndy Mohamad Jedy – who police say have been actively promoting the activities of Islamic State on his Facebook page.