AN EXPAT CONVICTED OVER MONEY LAUNDERING

An African national has been sentenced to 2 years imprisonment following deportation for attempting to smuggle 297,000 $ dollars outside Saudi Arabia.

The investigation revealed that the convict attempted to transfer the money by hiding it in carton boxes for dates. The evidence was seized and he was taken into custody at the King Abdulaziz International Airport. 

A criminal case was filed against the expat and the court ruled that the convict was found guilty of offence and would serve 2 years in prison and deported afterwards.

Now, the public prosecution office has submitted an objection to appeal the verdict and has asked for a stiffer penalty, warning the general public that it will hand out severe punishments to those who dare to weaken the Kingdom’s economy and financial system.

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