Reuters Fahad Shadeed
The Saudi Public Prosecution office announced that it had thwarted the activity of an organized gang that illegally collected money and gold and smuggled them abroad.
The prosecution said in a statement, that “the total of the money smuggled amounted to 64,860,000 riyals, and quantities of gold estimated at 19 kilograms, and that the investigations ended with accusing members of the gang formation of money laundering and bribery, and final judgments were issued against them that ranged from imprisonment for periods of time. A total of up to 64 years, and the confiscation of the amount seized with one of the perpetrators when completing his travel procedures outside the country, amounting to 1,020,690 riyals, and the confiscation of vehicles used in the crime.
She added that “the accused citizens participating in this crime have been banned from traveling for a period similar to the period of their imprisonment, and foreign accused are deported from the country after completing their sentences, and work is now underway to recover the smuggled money abroad.”