MOSCOW, May 16 (RAPSI) – A man, who had allegedly transferred about 50 million rubles to militants of the Islamic State terrorist organization banned in Russia, was arrested in Moscow, the Investigative Committee’s press service reported Thursday.

The arrested man Georgy Guyev is suspected of facilitating a terrorist activity.

According to the investigation, from January 2015 to May 2019, Guyev using bank cards raised funds and provided financial services to the ISIS. In total, he transferred at least 50 million rubles to terrorists, the statement reads.

The Islamic State, an organization which is prohibited in Russia, is currently one of the major threats to global security. Over three years, these terrorists have managed to seize large areas of Iraq and Syria. The organization is also attempting to spread its influence on North Africa – particularly, Libya. The area controlled by ISIS covers up to 90,000 square kilometers.