OFAC Sanctions ISIS Operative Ali Shafiu, Highlights Crypto Address

August 01, 2023

Who is Ali Shafiu? Ali Shafiu is a Maldives national associated primarily with ISIS-K and its terrorism and recruiting activity in the Maldives. Analyzing Ali Shafiu’s cryptocurrency transaction historyAli Shafiu’s OFAC SDN list entry includes one TRON cryptocurrency address that has been used exclusively to send and receive USDT on TRON (USDT_TRX). It’s difficult to know the purposes of Shafiu’s cryptocurrency transactions or how they relate to ISIS-K’s operations at this time. We’ll continue to monitor for updates on Ali Shafiu and ISIS-K, and share more news on crypto-based terrorism financing when possible.