Police in Portugal have arrested the London-based sibling of two ISIS fighters who were known associates of Jihadi John, like reported by dailymail.co.uk.
Sisters Reema and Zara Iqbal had their UK citizenship stripped earlier this year after fleeing to Syria with their Portuguese-born husbands Celso and Edgar Rodrigues da Costa.
On Monday night it emerged Romulo Rodgrigues da Costa had been held by anti-terror police in Portugal.
The country’s PJ force confirmed it had held ‘an individual suspected of lending support to ISIS fighters’ in an operation which took place on Sunday.
A spokesman said: ‘A house search was carried out where the suspect was located.
‘The detainee has been based in the UK for several years.’
Police confirmed he had been remanded in custody after appearing in court earlier on Monday.
He was named locally as Romulo Rodrigues da Costa, the sibling of well-known jihadists Celso and Edgar who Portuguese press said had been killed in combat in Syria several months ago.
Respected Portuguese weekly Expresso said he had operated in London with two different identities, one a music producer and the other an ISIS recruiter.
Reema and Zara Iqbal are said to have been part of a five-strong all-female terror cell who travelled to Syria from east London in 2013 with their husbands.
Celso and Edgar are said to have been radicalised in London after travelling to Britain to seek careers as professional footballers.
Former Harrods sales assistant Celso, who claimed to have had a trial with Arsenal, appeared in an ISIS propaganda video where he boasted of celebrating the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha by slaughtering infidels.
The two Portuguese-born mens’ links to ISIS militant Jihadi John, killed by a drone strike in November 2015, were well documented.
It was revealed in March their wives had been stripped of their UK citizenship.