Two men are charged by anti-terror police as part of an ‘advanced Australian terror network’ that allegedly pays for suicide bombers to fly to Syria
- Two men have been charged with alleged involvement in a terror network
- Gabriel Crazzi, 34, was arrested Thursday at Chambers Flat in Logan, Brisbane
- Ahmed Talib, 31, from Melbourne was also arrested during the police operation
- Pair were reportedly ‘senior players’ of a network that paid fighters to go to Syria
Two men have been charged with alleged involvement in a terror network operating in Queensland.
Gabriel Crazzi, 34, was arrested in Logan, south of Brisbane, and Ahmed Talib, 31, was arrested in Melbourne during the police stabbing on Thursday.
The pair were reportedly ‘senior players’ of a terror network operating out of southeast Queensland, paying foreign fighters to travel to Syria and fight for Jabhat al-Nusra in 2012 and 2013.
One of the alleged recruits is said to have been Ahmed Succarieh, who became Australia’s first suicide bomber after driving an explosive-laden truck into a military checkpoint in Syria in 2013.
Gabriel Crazzi has been charged with seven offenses related to foreign raids and will face Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday
Crazzi has been charged with seven offenses related to foreign raids and will face the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday. Courier mail reported.
Talib was charged with one offense and is facing extradition to Queensland after facing Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday.
He ran a gemstone business that authorities claim could transfer money for Al-Qaeda.
The authorities are said to have traced money to Sri Lanka, Qatar, Tanzania and Colombia.
The US State Department labeled him a “ facilitator ” of terror in 2020, and his home in Doncaster, northeast Melbourne, was raided in October.
He was shot by Israeli special forces after trying to enter Gaza with a protest group in 2010.
Crazzi operated a dog training business out of Chambers Flat in the town of Logan, Queensland.
“We work with everything from the smallest lap dogs to operational working dogs and dogs participating in biting sports,” reads his Facebook profile.
Two men have been charged with alleged involvement in a Queensland terrorist network
AFP Commander Stephen Dametto praised the success of the operation.
“Today is an example of our commitment to discouraging Australians from fighting abroad and holding people accountable for their involvement in supporting terrorism and terrorist organizations,” he said.
“It also emphasizes the hard work and professionalism of the people and agencies involved in the Joint Counter Terrorism Teams and their commitment to protecting the community.”