SABC News - Mozambicans nabbed for money laundering to appear in court:Monday 4 January 2016

Mozambicans nabbed for money laundering to appear in court

Monday 4 January 2016 07:31

SABC

The money was hidden on the back of the bakkie after a search by customs officials.

The money was hidden on the back of the bakkie after a search by customs officials.(SABC)

Two Mozambican nationals who were allegedly found in possession of close to R100 million at the Lebombo Border Post in Komatipoort will appear in the Barberton Magistrate's Court in Mpumalanga on Monday for a bail application.

Faizal Assane and Ahmed Abdulla were arrested two weeks after attempting to cross the border with the cash.

It is alleged they were on their way to Gauteng. They are facing a charge of money laundering.

The money found included Dollars, Euros and Rand notes.

The sum was divided into $4.9 million, 2.2 million Euros and R20 000.

The money was hidden on the back of the bakkie after a search by customs officials. It was not declared at the border. Police were alerted and the two were arrested on the spot. It took officials five hours to count the money.

The police are working with their Mozambican counterparts to determine if the two suspects are part of a bigger syndicate.

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