x Abu Dhabi, UAE Friday 21 July 2017

Customs foils money smugglers on Abu Dhabi-Saudi border

Customs inspectors discover more than 13 million in Saudi Riyals hidden in a man's car during a routine check.

Abu Dhabi customs officials foil attempt to smuggle more than 13 million Saudi Riyals across the Al Ghuwaifat border.
Abu Dhabi customs officials foil attempt to smuggle more than 13 million Saudi Riyals across the Al Ghuwaifat border.

ABU DHABI // An attempt to smuggle more than 13 million Saudi Riyals (Dh12.7m) across the Al Ghuwaifat Border has been foiled by Abu Dhabi customs inspectors.

An inspector found the money hidden in back door cavities and under the back seat of a 39-year-old African man's car during a routine inspection.

According to the UAE Anti-Money Laundering Law (AML) of 2002, concealment and failure to disclose the possession of more than Dh100,00 at a border is a criminal offence.

Two men have been taken into custody and will be referred to prosecution.

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