US sanctions Trinidad and Tobago nationals as key ISIS financial facilitators

By Caribbean News Now contributor

WASHINGTON, USA — The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Wednesday designated two Trinidad and Tobago nationals as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) financiers pursuant to a presidential executive order, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.

The two individuals are:

Emraan Ali, born July 4, 1967, a Syria-based, dual US and Trinidadian national, was designated for acting for or on behalf of ISIS. He holds a Trinidad and Tobago passport no. TB162181 and a national ID no. 19670704052.

Ali has been involved in money transfers from Trinidad and Tobago to Syria in support of ISIS. As of January 2017, Ali would receive and provide funds to…

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