Two arrested on suspicion of buying drones to ship to Islamic State


Authorities in Denmark have arrested two people on suspicion of buying drones bound for Islamic State.

Under the anti-terror laws in the country, the two were arrested by Copenhagen Police and the PET, Denmark’s security service.

According to a report by Associated Press, police said the suspects were believed to be part of a network working for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

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In a brief joint statement, police and PET said a series of raids were also carried out in greater Copenhagen.

The suspects are set to face a judge, and prosecutors are expected to demand they be held in pre-trial detention.

Prosecutors say the hearing should be held behind closed doors because of the ongoing investigation.

The AP report goes on to say how it still remains unclear if this case is at all related to the arrest of a 28-year-old in Denmark last year.

The man was arrested for allegedly shipping drones, drone components and infrared cameras for the Islamic State group via Turkey.

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