West London barber convicted of funding terrorism

A west London barber has been found guilty of sending thousands of pounds to fund terrorist activity in Syria, following an investigation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.

Tarek Namouz, 43 (01.09.79) of west London, was arrested in May 2021 in a pre-planned operation by counter terrorism officers. Material found on his phone indicated his extremist mindset.

After analysing the phone, officers discovered messages between him and a Daesh supporter in Syria in which they talked about purchasing weapons and explosives to use against the Syrian government forces.

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Source: Metropolitan Police Service