Attempt to smuggle 3 million riyals out of Saudi Arabia

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Customs at Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah foiled four attempts to smuggle more than 3 million riyals ($ 800,000) out of the kingdom, hidden in various ways inside the luggage.

The Director General of Airport Customs Ahmed Al-Ghamdi, that “the elements of customs were able to control the amounts of money through four attempts to smuggle them, and that the amounts were hidden between clothes or inside metal boxes among the luggage of passengers.”

“All the smugglers whose attempts were thwarted did not prove the legitimacy of the seizure sources, which reinforces their association with predicate offenses or money laundering,” Al-Ghamdi said.

The Saudi Customs Authority, in turn, stressed that the Anti-Money Laundering Law stipulates that “every traveler, whether departing or coming to the Kingdom and carrying cash or precious metals up to or exceeding 60,000 Saudi Riyals (US $ 1600), must acknowledge it. Fill in the declaration form at the Customs or through the service recently provided by Customs.

The Commission pointed out that “non-recognition is an explicit violation that requires legal accountability.”


This article is written and prepared by our foreign editors writing for VOP from different countries around the world – edited and published by VOP staff in our newsroom.

Our Standards, Terms of Use: Standard Terms And Conditions.

Contact us: [email protected]

VOP Today News — Breaking news source, real-time coverage of the world’s events, life, politics, business, finance, economy, markets, war and conflict zones.

Stay connected with VOP Today News on Twitter – VOP Today News on Facebook, also with our online services and never lost the breaking news stories happening around the world.

Support The VOP from as little as $1 – it only takes a minute. Thank you.

We are the Voice of People — the only funding and support we get from people – we are categorically not funded by any political party, any government somewhere or from any grouping that supports certain interests – the only support that makes VOP possible came from you.