Belfast global terrorism charges
By CNN Producer Vivian Paulsen
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (CNN) -- A Belfast man was charged Wednesday by police in Northern Ireland with two counts of making funds and property available for international terrorism.
Jaybe Ofrasio, 31, is originally from the Philippines. He appeared at the city's magistrate court following his arrest on January 29.
A detective inspector told the court the charges were related to Jemaah Islamiyah, a radical Islamic group, which has links with the al Qaeda network and other Islamic terrorist organizations.
He said the nature of the alleged evidence against Ofrasio was on computers, and that financial and phone evidence was also being examined.
The court was told that the police were relying upon an alleged association between Ofrasio and another person currently being detained in Southeast Asia. Ofrasio has lived in Belfast for less than a year.
Ofrasio replied "no comment" when charged. He was ordered held until February 11.