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KD 200,000 worth foreign currencies seized by CID
August 12, 2015, 8:44 am

Personnel from the Criminal Investigations Department have arrested an Arab man for attempting to deposit large sums of ‘illegal money’ in fake accounts at a local bank with the help of that bank employee, reports Al-Shahed daily.

The daily added the arrest came after Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department Major-General Mahmoud Al-Tabbakh received information about money laundering activity involving two Arabs – one of them living in the country and the other who reportedly entered the country on visit visa.

Armed with a search and arrest warrant issued by the Public Prosecution, the securitymen then raided the apartment of the main suspect and caught him in possession of various currencies worth KD 200,000.

The man reportedly failed to disclose the source of money and finally admitted to smuggling the black money from an African country. During interrogation the suspect is said to have given police the names of their accomplices. Police are looking for the men who are still at large. Meanwhile, an Arab finance manager of an unidentified company has been arrested for ‘stealing’ KD 15,000, reports Al- Anba daily.

The daily added, the crime was discovered by the auditors and after the man was referred to the Shuwaikh Police Station, he is said to have admitted to committing the crime. However, the Al-Rai daily said the manager has escaped to a neighboring country after stealing the money.

Source: Arab Times

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