Italy: Imam and three Syrians arrested for people smuggling
Venice - Police on Wednesday in northeast Italy arrested a radical imam and three Syrians suspected of belonging to a people trafficking gang that allegedly smuggled illegal immigrants to Italy from the Middle East.
Police believe the unnamed imam from San Dona' di Piave near Venice was funnelling cash from the people smuggling racket to international jihadist groups.
He was already known to to anti-terrorism investigators for his suspected links to such jihadist groups, police said. (...)