The Trinidad and Tobago government has filed an application seeking the High Court’s permission to seize the assets of a national imprisoned overseas who is suspected of being involved in terrorism.

The exparte application was made under Section 22 (B) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, which states that the Attorney General can submit a request to freeze the assets of an individual or entity where there are reasonable grounds to believe that entity or individual has knowingly committed or participated in the commission of a terrorist act, or is knowingly acting on behalf of, at the direction of, or in association with such an individual.

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi made the disclosure yesterday during a meeting of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force.

He said the application related to a request that had been pending for some time, but he did not disclose the identity of the individual named in the application.

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