Three people suspected of financing terrorism were arrested by Dutch authorities June 12.
Two brothers from Utrecht, ages 35 and 36, and a 40-year-old woman from Alphen aan den Rijn in the Netherlands are accused of sending money to three men who police believe joined terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq, according to an NOS report.
Dutch authorities believe two of the three suspected jihadists are still in Syria or Iraq. The third man returned to the Netherlands in 2016. He was convicted of participating in a terrorism organization and was sentenced to prison by a judge in Rotterdam, the NL Times reported. All three suspects are on the national terrorism list.
Investigators searched the suspects’ homes in Utrecht and discovered a firearm and ammunition. No further information was released by Dutch authorities.
Dozens of people in the Netherlands have been arrested on suspicion of financing terrorism since 2013. Several individuals have sent money to friends or family who joined the Islamic State.