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Huge cash seized as CID arrests money-laundering gang kingpin

KUWAIT CITY, May 24: Personnel from the Criminal Investigations Department have arrested an Arab for money laundering, reports Al-Shahed daily. A security source said confidential information revealed two Arabs, one holding a valid residence permit and the other who entered the country on visit visa, had smuggled money into Kuwait from an unidentified African country and were planning to open fake accounts in local banks.

Investigations also brought to light the involvement of a banker in Kuwait who planned to help the suspects open the accounts. Acting on this information and armed with a warrant issued by the Public Prosecution, securitymen raided the apartment of the main suspect in Nugra and seized bank notes of various denominations in different currencies worth KD 200,000. The suspect is said to have provided police information about the partners who have been summoned for interrogation.

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