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Police make two Syria-related arrests at Heathrow Airport

Published on Jun 1, 2014 6:51 AM
 
Passengers line up for information at Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport in London, UK, on Thursday, April 15, 2010. British police arrested two people at Heathrow airport on Saturday on suspicion of “terrorism" -related activities in Syria, they said.-- PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

LONDON (REUTERS) – British police arrested two people at Heathrow airport on Saturday on suspicion of “terrorism" -related activities in Syria, they said.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of “preparing for acts of terrorism” in relation to Syria and a 20-year-old man was held on suspicion of “sending property overseas for the purpose of assisting terrorism in Syria.”

A police spokesman said the two arrests were not connected.

Officers from the Counter Terrorism command unit made the arrest but police said the detention of the 19-year-old was not in response to any immediate risk or threat.

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