Man caught smuggling Dh140,000 from Saudi

He failed to declare the sum

Saudi customs inspectors on King Fahd Causeway linking the kingdom with nearby Bahrain arrested a driver trying to smuggle SR140,000 (Dh140,000).

Newspapers said the inspectors searching the passenger’s car found the money wrapped in plastic and hidden under the driver’s seat.

They said the money was seized the passenger was being questioned for failing to declare the sum in line with anti-money laundering laws in the Gulf kingdom.

Saudi Arabia and other Gulf oil producers have introduced tough anti-laundering laws following US accusations several years ago that large sums have been smuggled out of the region to fund terror.