MORE ALGERIANS: This just keeps happening:
Four Algerians are being investigated over possible terrorist links after being stopped leaving a bureau de change with thousands of pounds in cash.
The men held outside a London bureau by Customs officers were carrying more than £16,000 in US dollars.
Security services were alerted and are investigating where the money came from, what it was for and the possibility it was linked to terrorist funding in the UK or abroad.
The cash, which Customs believed to be linked to criminal activity, was seized on January 9 following an intelligence operation.
When stopped, the men claimed the money had been withdrawn from a bank account in Algeria and that it was going to be used for clothes shopping in the UK and US.
They produced copies of bank slips and invoices but investigators established through officials in Algeria that the account did not exist.
“I’m shopping for clothes. My size? I wear a ‘C-4’ — see, that’s why it’s on my shopping list for the Semtex mall. . . . It’s somewhere in New Jersey, I think.”