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Fouad gang held for money laundering, trading in alcohol and forgery of official documents

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KUWAIT CITY, July 29 : In the case of ‘Fouad Al- Irani Network’, the Public Prosecution has issued a decision to detain the five accused — the Iranian ‘Fouad’, and the bedoun, identified only as K.J.; the Kuwaitis F.J. and S.A., and the Lebanese, M.H. for 21 days and referred them to the Central Prison.

Informed sources told the daily 8 new suspects are being investigated in the same case, who have been detained until investigations are completed, confirming that the number of accused in the case until yesterday was 13.

Amid continuing investigations, the sources expected that the summonses would be sent to other people connected with the five main accused, and explained the case includes several charges — money laundering, trading in alcohol and forgery of official documents.

The sources pointed out that there are government employees among the new suspects who might have helped the members of the network to complete their suspicious operations in exchange for sums of money, noting there are huge money transfers to celebrities during the summer of last year while they were in Europe.

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