Expat held for role in ‘money-laundering’

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KUWAIT CITY, April 29: The Public Prosecutor has ordered the detention of an expatriate amid accusations of involvement in a significant money laundering case, stemming from allegations, reports Al- Anba daily. Despite the expatriate’s denial of the charges and claims of victimization by a specialized network, his statements hold little weight as he was fully accountable for all banking operations conducted through his accounts prior to the network’s involvement.

According to a security source, the Criminal Investigation Department received a notification regarding an expatriate allegedly facilitating money laundering transactions from his account to a network outside Kuwait. Subsequently, security forces apprehended the accused at his residence. Upon interrogation, the expatriate asserted that he worked as a driver and had accepted an online job offer to promote goods on the internet in order to supplement his income. He admitted to providing all his banking details, including IBAN, account number, and card information, under the impression that his nearly empty account would not be exploited for illicit activities.

In light of this incident, a security source cautioned both citizens and residents against the dangers of indiscriminately sharing banking information with untrustworthy individuals, as it could lead to unwitting involvement in criminal activities. Emphasizing the principle of accountability, the source underscored that the account holder bears responsibility for all transactions carried out through their account. Furthermore, the source highlighted the existence of organized criminal networks that lure individuals with false job opportunities, ultimately ensnaring them in unlawful schemes.

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