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.”
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