Saudi Arabia: Woman gets 2 years in jail in money laundering case

Dubai: A Saudi woman was handed a two-year jail term after she was found guilty of assisting an Asian expatriate smuggle money outside the Kingdom, local media reported.

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The court also imposed a two-year travel ban on the woman and ordered the confiscation of seized money involved in the illegal transaction.

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According to court papers, the woman agreed to help the Asian man smuggle money outside the Kingdom in exchange for money.

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She admitted that a Customs employee helped her take the bag of money to another country from where a transfer was to be effected for the Asian resident.

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However, the female employee informed security authorities about the illegal activity before the crime.

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Authorities continue efforts in cooperation with Interpol to bring back the Asian resident who left for another country one day before receiving money from the woman.

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The public prosecution called on citizens and residents to report dubious financial activities to competent authorities, vowing to prosecute and penalise those who cause harm to the national economy.

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