#AceNewsServices – LONDON (Dover) – June 06 – Scotland Yard swooped on Dover on Wednesday and arrested two men returning from Syria on suspicion of terror offences.
The duo was taken into custody as they landed at the Kent port on a ferry from Calais.
(Syrian rebels take position during clashes with government forces in Idlib, north Syria)
The pair are facing questions at a police station in south London and two addresses in west London and one in Hertfordshire are being searched as part of the investigation.
It is believed that one line of inquiry is whether they had travelled to or had links with terrorist activities in Syria.
Hundreds of would-be British jihadists have gone to the war-torn Middle Eastern state to join fighting there, and UK authorities recently launched a campaign to encourage Muslim women to inform on relatives they suspect of planning to travel there.
(Syrian citizens stand near a burning truck that was destroyed by two cars bombs, at Jaramana, in Damascus, Syria)
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘They were travelling from Calais into the country.
It is believed to be Syrian related.
‘On Tuesday 3 June, at approximately 11pm, officers from SO15 Counter Terrorism Command arrested two men aged 26 and 44 at Dover on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.