August 29 2014 Latest news:

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 15°C

Five-day forecast

Holloway woman in court accused of smuggling suspected terrorist cash in her knickers

nawal msaad nawal msaad

Friday, January 24, 2014
5:06 PM

A Holloway student accused of tying to smuggle £16,500 in her knickers to terrorists in Syria appeared in court yesterday.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Naval Masaad, 26, of Centurian Close, allegedly tried to take 20,000 Euros on a flight to Istanbul, Turkey.

The undergraduate was arrested at Heathrow Airport before she could board the plane and was alledgedly found to have the cash wrapped in cling film and stashed in her underwear.

A few hours later police arrested 27-year-old Amal El-Wahabi, of Rucklidge Avenue, Willesden.

The two women wept and hugged each other in the dock when they appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

Both woman – of Moroccan descent – now stand charged with 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.

The pair are thought to be the first British women charged with terror offences over the conflict.

They were remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on January 31 for a preliminary hearing.

Neither of the accused indicated a plea to the charge.

Share this article


   Local advertisers

More News articles

Click here to read the Digital Edition of the Islington Gazette on screen
Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Islington businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the Islington Gazette, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE

Celebrity / Showbiz See all

Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

Read full story »