Rabat, Feb. 9 -- The Iraqi man arrested in Morocco for financing terrorist cells in Syria and Iraq was also involved in smuggling large amounts of foreign currency outside Morocco.

T he Iraqi suspect had multiple bank accounts and created fake companies and exchange offices in Morocco to swindle investors before convertin g their money to other currencies and sending it to the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, announced the General Directorate for National Security (DGSN) on Friday.

The suspect had managed to create a "complex financial network" operating in several countries in Asia and the Middle East that specialized in smuggling foreign currency and illegally transferring the sums to jihadists.

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