Indonesian authorities have revealed they have linked an Australian man to $500,000 they suspect has been used to support terrorism and send Indonesian nationals to Syria to fight with Islamic State.
The Australian man is married to an Indonesian woman who the ABC understands is from Java but is now living in Australia.
“That man collected money from many people in Australia. Then he sent it to his wife’s account in Indonesia,” Mr Santoso said.
“So this Indonesian woman was used to open some bank accounts which we suspect have links with terrorism suspects.
“What is surprising is that the kingpin is not an immigrant. In my opinion he is native Australian, not an immigrant. I mean, he is white.”