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Police nab expat smuggling USD100K out of Maldives

Fathmath Shaahunaz
16 July 2017, MVT 11:25
Tourists (L) pictured at Velana International Airport.
Fathmath Shaahunaz
16 July 2017, MVT 11:25

Police arrested an expatriate attempting to smuggle around USD 100,000 at the Maldives’ main airport last Friday.

Mihaaru understands that the man was carrying USD 90,000 when he was arrested at Velana International Airport.

According to Police, the expat is a 37 year old Bangladeshi national. The Criminal Court has added 10 days to his remand.

Similar incidents have cropped up since the government implemented Remittance Tax on all expatriate workers. Police have arrested a number of expats attempting to illegally carry cash abroad to evade Remittance Tax.

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