Bulgaria charges six Muslims after terrorism financing arrests

SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgarian prosecutors have charged five Syrian citizens and a Bulgarian woman alleged to be members of a crime group which had sent more than 25 million euros ($28 million) to foreign terrorist organizations since 2016.

Bulgarian special police forces arrested 43 people on Friday in coordinated raids on a suspected terrorism financing ring. [L8N1ZI3RN]

Rumyana Arnaudova, the chief prosecutor’s spokeswoman, said on Saturday one of the six accused, who were all residents of Bulgaria, had been indicted in absentia and an international arrest warrant issued for him.