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Expat Arrested at Airport While Smuggling Out SR500000

The Public Prosecution officials have foiled the attempt of an Asian national to smuggle cash, amounting to SR500000, out of the Kingdom. The smuggler was caught with the money at one of the Saudi airports, according to an official source at the Public Prosecution.

The source stated that the Economic Crimes wing at the Public Prosecution has completed investigation into the charges against the expatriate who was accused of money laundering. It was revealed in the probe that the expatriate concealed the money in a secret manner inside a bag, while trying to leave the Kingdom through one of the airports

The accused was referred to the competent court, and evidence to prove the charges against him was presented to the court, the source said while emphasizing that the Public Prosecution is firm in conducting criminal procedures related to economic crimes.

“The Public Prosecution will not hesitate to demand tougher penalties against anyone who violate the regulations and laws that would affect the country’s financial and economic security,” the source added.


Saudi Gazette

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