Seven Arrested in UK Suspected of Fundraising for Terrorism

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0  Updated at 7:15 am, May 1st, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Seven individuals in Britain have been arrested on suspicion of funding terrorism.

Six men and one woman ranging from 30- to 49-years of age were taken into custody Tuesday morning at four addresses across London, Coventry and Cardiff, and are being held at a police station in London.

The arrests are part of an investigation into a network suspected of exporting the stimulant khat — which is legal in Britain — to the U.S., where it’s classified as a controlled substance.

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