Dhaka – The Malaysian authorities have deported a Bangladesh man for his alleged link with a terrorist group, media reports said on Thursday.
The man, who runs a restaurant in Bukit Bintang, was deported on September 2 after the investigators were convinced that he supplied weapons to a terrorist group, The Star newspaper of Malaysia reported.
The 37-year-old man, whose name was not disclosed yet, was detained on Aug 19 after he smuggled arms for an international terror group, the newspaper said quoting Malaysia Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.
“He owned a restaurant in Bukit Bintang and was placed in Interpol’s Red Notice. He was deported on Sept 2,” Khalid said in a statement.
Malaysia deported two other foreign nationals over similar allegations. The second suspect was a Nepalese businessman. The 38-year-old Nepalese was also arrested on Aug 19 and deported on September 2.
“We have discovered that he ran entertainment outlets and a hotel. We believe he was responsible for falsifying documents to facilitate the travels of terrorists,” Khalid was quoted to have said.
The third suspect was a 26-year-old Moroccan man. He used to worked as a welder and linked with a 34-year-old Malaysian. They maintained ties with IS operatives in Malaysia.
Turkish authorities arrested the Moroccan previously for trying to enter Syria.
“After his release, he managed to find his way into Malaysia in May,” Khalid said. The Moroccan was arrested on Aug 2 and deported on Sept 21.