Woman arrested in Toronto on terrorism-related charges
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Chris Fox, CP24.com
Published Wednesday, August 26, 2020 5:39PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, August 26, 2020 5:57PM EDT
A woman has been arrested in Toronto and charged with several terrorism-related charges after allegedly travelling to Turkey with the intention of joining the Islamic State, a senior RCMP official has confirmed to CTV News.
The woman, identified as Haleena Mustafa, was taken into custody on Tuesday and charged with leaving Canada to participate in the activities of a terrorist group and participation in the activities of a terrorist group.
The RCMP official said that investigators believe Mustafa travelled to Turkey with her husband Ikar Mao 10 months ago and that the charges she is facing are related to that trip.
Mao was previously arrested in December and is charged with the same two offences faced by his wife. He remains in police custody.