Saudi Arabia: 5 illegals nabbed over money smuggling

Cairo: Saudi authorities have arrested five illegal residents involved in collecting and transferring money of unknown origin to outside the kingdom, a security official has said.

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The suspects are Yemeni nationals involved in transferring the money through bank accounts of commercial entities owned by three Saudi citizens who had allowed them to use the accounts as a cover-up for their financial transactions, spokesman for the Riyadh police Khalid Al Karidis added.

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The suspects aged 40s to 50s, had used three housing units as sites for collecting the money, he added, according to the Saudi news agency SPA.

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Police seized in their possession more than SR1 million. “They were arrested and preliminary legal procedures were taken with them. They have been transferred to public prosecution,” the official added.

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