Dutch police arrest seven for alleged Tiger links
Police arrested seven men in the Netherlands Monday who are suspected
of raising funds for the Tigers, a statement said.
"They are suspected of raising funds for the LTTE (Liberation Tigers
of Tamil Eelam) through collections, fundraisers, the sale of DVDs and
calendars and illegal lotteries," said a statement from the national
police. Investigators searched 16 homes and businesses in different
towns and seized computers, telephones, photos, DVDs and over 40,000
euros (53,000 dollars).
The group, whose nationalities could not be immediately confirmed,
included a 45-year-old man from The Hague who is suspected of being the
organisation's main representative in the Netherlands, police said. The
LTTE was placed on a European Union list of terrorist organisations in
"Financial support of this banned organisation is an offence," the
police statement said. Those arrested could also face charges of
membership of a criminal organisation. AFP