Italy Smashes 'Jihadist' Tunisian Speedboat Trafficking Gang

From BBC:
Italian police say they have dismantled a human trafficking gang running speedboats between Tunisia and Sicily whose members had jihadist sympathies.

Up to 15 migrants were on each boat, paying up to €5,000 ($6,100; £4,400) each for the four-hour crossing from Nabeul to Trapani, police said.

In one wiretapped call, a gang associate reportedly suggested he was planning to carry out a suicide attack in France and asked for prayers.

Thirteen people have been arrested.

They included suspects from Italy, Tunisia and Morocco, police said.

Some of the gang’s members had jihadist sympathies and had displayed “hostile attitudes to Western culture” and spread “propaganda” via fake profiles on social media, a police statement said….

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