Police say the suspect allegedly sent money to an Uzbeck terrorist organization
A Philadelphia man was arrested Thursday and charged in an alleged plot to provide support to an Uzbek terrorist organization that authorities say is engaging NATO coalition and U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
Bakhtiyor Jumaev was arrested in his Port Richmond home, according to Colorado U.S. Attorney John Walsh.
Jumaev, a Philadelphia resident believed to be from Uzbekistan, is charged by complaint of conspiring to provide material support or resources to a terrorist organization.
He made an initial appearance in Philadelphia and has another hearing scheduled Tuesday. His lawyer Barnaby Wittels had no immediate comment.
”It’s too early in the proceedings to really say anything,” Wittels said.