24th January 2022 – The Delhi Police’s Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) wing has revealed that scamsters were transferred to the military wing of Palestinian organization Hamas.
In 2019, a Delhi based businessman had filed a compliant to the Delhi Police that, his Cryptocurrency worth Rs. 30 lakh including of Bitcoins, Ethereum, and other currencies were transferred to unknown accounts by fraudsters. The current value of those crypto currencies is valued at Rs. 4 crores.
The case was transferred to the Cyber cell.
During the investigation, it was found that the Bitcoins were transferred to the account of Al-Qassam Brigades.
The investigating team deployed “tracer tools” to track the chain of transactions. It was found that around 6.7 Bitcoins, 9.79 Ethereum and 2.44 bitcoin cash were transferred to three accounts.
According to TOI 2 Bitcoins were transferred to an account named “Al-Qasam Brigades” owned by Mohammed Nasser Ibrahim Abdullah. Further 2.99 BTC were transferred to an account in Egypt. Some of the BTCs were sent to another Coinswitch account, found attached to Abdullah.
It was also said that, some of the BTCs were transferred to a UK-based Gambling site and a child pornography site.
It was said that Israel’s counter terror financing had already seized the wallet that belongs to the Palestinian organization.
In 2019, Al-Qasam Brigades through its social media page, had sought Bitcoin donations to fund it. The request was also made in its official websites, along with instructions on how to make anonymous donations.
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