Lyon, 19 January 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Interpol’s No. 2 official says big-money payoffs from pirate attacks off the Horn of Africa don’t yet appear to have reached terror groups like al-Qaida.

Jean-Michel Louboutin also says Africa – a hub of the drugs trade, terrorism and pirate attacks – has become a crucial area of focus for the international police agency.

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Louboutin insists he has “no certainty” that al-Qaida or an affiliate insurgent group in Somalia known as al-Shabab receive cash from piracy, “but nothing indicates that it won’t get there.”

Louboutin spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday in an interview as Interpol opened a two-day, closed-door conference on piracy financing at its headquarters in Lyon.

Source: The Washington Post


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    Somaliland has already captured an active parteners of this pirates while the international community petroling the indian ocean and the golf of aden had failed to to do even a one step forward to fight pirates

    it would be great that somaliland coastal guards had much and modern ships to fight againts pirates as Nato’s have