Fraud link to terrorism funding, BBA conference hears

A third of terrorism arrests are fraud related, conference hears

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Detecting fraud is key to counterterrorism strategy for London's Metropolitan police, a financial industry conference heard yesterday. Mark Rowley, the Met's assistant commissioner for specialist operations (which includes economic crime), told a British Bankers' Association financial crime conference that "a third of counterterrorism policing" as measured by arrests was fraud-related.

In particular, he singled out two types of fraud linked to radicalised British Muslims going overseas to join

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