“But there is a new threat here, smugglers and police telling us that ISIS have hidden fighters among other groups of migrants bound for Europe. This trade in human souls is awful enough until you think that perhaps ISIS are using this passage of human life into Europe to try and infiltrate the continent with sleeper cells,” Walsh said. “Police tell us off-camera they’ve caught different, other migrants with ISIS links and a top Libyan intelligence officials warns us, the threat is real.”
“ISIS can be among the illegal immigrants on the boats,” said Ismail al-Shukri, a police commander. “They travel with their families, without weapons as normal illegal immigrants. They will wear American dress and have English language papers so they cause no suspicion.”
Walsh then spoke with a smuggler who refused to have his identity known, but said that he and other smugglers know that they frequently will ferry ISIS members between Libya and Europe.
“Do you and other smugglers feel comfortable moving people who may be ISIS towards Europe?” Walsh asked the smuggler.
“Smugglers are only interested in smuggling,” he said. “Only money matters.”
Jim Kouri is a member of the Board of Advisors and a former vice president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in Florida in May 1967. The Association was organized for educational and charitable activities for law enforcement officers in command ranks and supervisory agents of state & federal law enforcement agencies as well as leaders in the private security sector. NACOP also provides funding to small departments, officers and the families of those officers paralyzed and disabled in the line of duty.