Six men suspected of financing ISIS arrested in Denmark

COPENHAGEN — On Tuesday, Danish police announced the arrests of six men suspected of joining and financing the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria.

The men, aged from 27 to 35, were arrested in Copenhagen and Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark, by Danish police in coordination with Danish Security and intelligence Service.

In a statement, the police indicated that two of those arrested had traveled to Syria in 2014. The two men are also suspected of violating Danish anti-terrorism laws by joining the Islamic State. If convicted, they could be sentenced to six years in prison. One of the men attempted to return to Syria in 2015, according to the police.

Five of them are suspected of sending money to financially support ISIS between 2013 and 2017. One man was the source of the funds and it is believed the other four were used as intermediaries in the transfer of the funds.

If convicted of financing a terrorist organization, they could be sentenced to ten years in prison. The men’s names have not been made public in line with Danish privacy regulations.