US Treasury department follows Al-Qaeda link in Venezuela

December 21, 2003

Local newspaper El Universal reports that the US Government is following a trail of money that financed the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks from Venezuela. According to the article, since the 1993 attacks on the World Trade Center funds from Venezuela have helped finance Al-Qaeda. Reportedly, local banks are helping follow the money trail with agents from the Department of the Treasury. The money leads to three states: Zulia, Nueva Esparta (where Margarita island is located) and Tachira.

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