(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
An expatriate in Saudi Arabia has been convicted of money
laundering for attempting to smuggle $297,000 via King Abdulaziz
International Airport outside the Kingdom, Trend reports citing
The expat, of African nationality, attempted to transfer the
money by hiding it inside carton boxes for dates, the investigation
A criminal case was filed against the expat before the court
charged him with money laundering by attempting to smuggle cash
outside the country.
A preliminary ruling was issued for his conviction which ruled
that the seized cash be confiscated and that the expat be
imprisoned for two years and deported after serving the
However, Public Prosecution submitted an objection to appeal the
verdict and called for a stricter penalty.
Public Prosecution stressed the importance of safeguarding the
economy and noted that it would hand out severe penalties to those
who seek to harm the national economy and its financial system.
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