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3 Syrians remanded to police custody in terror financing and money laundering

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 16: The Criminal Court has remanded to police custody three Syrians until March 4, 2020, after accusing them of violating the money laundering and terrorist financing Law No. 106 of 2013, reports Al-Anba daily.

The suspects were initially referred for trial with two others – an Egyptian and an Iranian – after completion of investigations by the State Security officials.

The suspects are accused of transferring funds to suspicious elements in Syria. Two of the Syrians are wanted internationally for their links to financially supporting the ISIS terrorist organization.

According to the sources, the Egyptian and the Iranian were released earlier by the Public Prosecution on bail, but has slapped a travel ban on them. The two men have denied the accusations, stressing they were not involved in any money transfers.

They added the money was transferred through the companies run by the citizens and the three Syrians were involved in money transfers, where the Iranian and the Egyptian worked.

The source added the Syrians have denied their links to money transfers and stressed they work in the field of banking and money transfer to families of expatriates abroad and denied violating the anti-money laundering and terrorist financing law. It is noteworthy to mention the country’s courts had earlier sent for trial of a number of suspects in similar cases.

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