Arranged marriages italians-foreigners probed for terror connections

After an ANSA exclusive report

21 August, 17:05

    Italy, anti-terror police investigates suspicious arranged marriages Italy, anti-terror police investigates suspicious arranged marriages

    (ANSAmed) - Rome, August 21 - Anti-terror police are probing arranged marriages between destitute Italians and foreign nationals for possible terrorist infiltration. An exclusive report by ANSA triggered the probe.

    The Italian spouses are being recruited in squats and soup kitchens in the Italian capital by what police said is a clandestine network that hooks them up with would-be immigrants awaiting them in Egypt, police said.

    The prospective immigrants allegedly pay thousands of euros for such arranged marriages.

    The weddings take place in Egypt with Coptic Christian or Catholic rites, after which the foreign national applies for residency in Italy. (ANSAmed).

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