A 29-years old jihadist, Mirsad Bektasevic, convicted for plotting terrorist attacks in Europe and the US , was arrested in Northern Greece carrying passport of joint Swedish and Bosnian citizenship, alongside with a a younger Islamic State recruit, also with Swedish passport, whose details have not yet been revealed , the Greek Police said on Sunday January 30.
In the men’s luggage, two long knives, a rifle holster and military uniforms were found.
As said by Greek Police sources, the two men who are still investigated, have been arrested in suspected of attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.
A police officer told the AP Sunday that the 29-year-old Mirsad Bektasevic was released from a Bosnian prison in 2011 after serving six years for possessing explosives and threatening to carry out a terrorist attack.
The Bosnian was arrested near the Greek-Turkish border alongside a 20-year-old originally from Yemen.