A Syrian man believed to have served as a high-ranking 'official' in Islamic terrorist groups was arrested this week after living for years as a 'refugee' in the Netherlands, according to reports.
The suspect, a 37-year-old male, was apprehended on Tuesday at a residence in the village of Arkel, where he was settled by the Dutch government in 2020.
Authorities reportedly launched an investigation after receiving concerning information about the man's past, which had apparently not been uncovered when he applied for asylum in 2019.
"He is said to have held a managerial position at IS between 2015 and 2018. Before that, he would have held the same position at Jabhat al-Nusra for two years," De Telegraaf reports.
"He was security chief at the Yarmouk refugee camp, near the Syrian capital Damascus."
Some reports indicate the alleged terrorist's family was also brought to the Netherlands after he was granted refugee status.
The suspect is scheduled to appear before a judge on January 20.
A photograph purportedly taken at the man's residence showing a boarded up entrance following the raid was shared on social media by Dutch author Niels Roelen.
The case exposes the woeful lack of vetting conducted by authorities responsible for screening millions of 'refugees' who have arrived in European in recent years.
"If an asylum seeker comes to the Netherlands, like this man in 2019, in most cases you don't know anything about him. You are often completely dependent on what that person says himself," criminologist Maarten Bolhuis told RTL Nieuws.
"It becomes difficult if he deliberately keeps his mouth shut about certain things and has a good story about who he is and what he's been up to over the years."
Islamic terrorist groups have openly vowed to send operatives posing as refugees into Europe.
"We have sent many agents to Europe with the refugees," one ISIS commander previously boasted. "Some of our brothers have completed their mission, but others are still waiting to be activated."
The number of foreign males invading Europe has surged to the highest levels since the 2016 migrant crisis, as Infowars recently reported.
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