Five (Musel-)men arrested after their plan to flee to Syria to join ISIS by sailing from Cairns to Indonesia was revealed
- Five men were arrested after plan to get from Melbourne to Syria was foiled
- Australian Federal Police arrested the group of men in Cairns on Tuesday
- A tinnie boat was to be used to sail from far-north Queensland to Indonesia
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FIVE men who attempted to use a fishing boat to travel to Indonesia and join Islamic State terrorists were connected to smuggling networks that could take them to the war zone, police believe.
The men arrested in far North Queensland last night were of security interest to police and had previously had their passports cancelled.
Police say they were incredibly committed to joining the war zone.
AFP and local police arrested the men after reportedly fearing the men would not successfully make the voyage.
‘As this activity remains ongoing, further comment will be provided when it is appropriate to do so,’ an AFP spokeswoman told the publication.
The group had planned on leaving from far-north Queensland by boat bound for Indonesia before fleeing to Syria (file photo)
All men were reportedly known to police, and no charges has been laid as of Tuesday night, with the boat and car both impounded.
Read more: Daily Mail