She had 20,000 euros in her underwear and was on her way to Syria, but hey, that doesn’t mean she was trying to fund jihad terrorists there! After all, carrying money in one’s knickers is safer than a bank, now, isn’t it?
“Student denies smuggling money to Syria in her knickers,” Channel 4 News, May 19, 2014 (thanks to Thomas Pellow):
A university student is accused of trying to smuggle 20,000 euros to Syria in her underwear, but denies claims she was trying to fund a terrorist.
University student Nawal Masaad, 26, appeared in court on Monday accused of trying to supply 20,000 euros to a suspected terrorist in Syria.
Ms Masaad denied trying to smuggle the money into Syria via Turkey after the cash was found in her knickers when she was searched at Heathrow airport.
Ms Masaad is accused of trying to supply the money to the suspected terrorist husband of mother-of-two Amal El-Wahabi, 27, who is also accused of trying to supply funds to Syria.
The cash was found wrapped in clingfilm when Ms Masaad was trying to leave the country in January.
Both women have been placed on conditional bail until their trial at the Old Bailey on 7 July.
They deny becoming concerned in an arrangement as a result of which money was made available or was to be made available to another, and they knew or had reasonable cause to suspect that it would or may be used for the purposes of terrorism.