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    September 11, 2017

    Notorious Syrian opposition-linked "toy smuggler" under investigation by Finnish authorities

    September 11th, 2017 - Fort Russ News -
    - Agencies - - by Samer Hussein -

    Finnish National Bureau of Investigation has completed its preliminary probe into the fundraising efforts of the notorious Syrian opposition-linked “toy smuggler” Rami Adham.

    The investigation, launched in last October, has revealed the Finnish-Syrian Association was run exclusively by Rami Adham.

    The suspect reportedly withdrew at least 300,000 Euros from the Association’s bank account. Some of the funds were later used by Adham to buy a garden shed in Finland, in addition to sending some of the cash to a Turkish bank account.

    The Finnish-Syrian Association is also suspected of collecting funds without an official fundraising permit. Although the Association was granted a permit for the Helsinki region, it nonetheless campaigned nationwide, thus breaching the Finnish law.

    Aside from that, the Police also found discrepancies in the Association’s bookkeeping. From February 2014 to December 2016, the Association collected nearly 420,000 Euros through its fundraising campaign.

    Adham, however, insists all the funds went to different aid projects in Syria, while the Police say they were unable to determine the authenticity of these projects.

    Adham is often regarded as the “toy smuggler” due to his efforts to take toys as well as other supplies to the children and other people in need in Syria.

    Some sources, however, claim he is in fact collecting the funds to arm the terrorist groups fighting against the Syrian Army.





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