Australian man linked to cash supporting terrorism
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 - 8:40
Indonesian authorities have revealed they have linked an Australian man to $500,000 they suspect has been used to support terrorism and send Indonesian nationals to Syria to fight with Islamic State.
The Australian man is married to an Indonesian woman who the ABC understands is from Java but is now living in Australia.
In an exclusive interview with the ABC, Agus Santoso, the deputy chair of Indonesia's financial intelligence body Intrac, said they had tracked 5 billion rupiah from bank accounts in Australia that has been transferred to at least 10 accounts in Indonesia.
"That man collected money from many people in Australia. Then he sent it to his wife's account in Indonesia," Mr Santoso said.
"So this Indonesian woman was used to open some bank accounts which we suspect have links with terrorism suspects.