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Man gets 7 months in jail in money laundering case


KABUL (Pajhwok): The Anti-Corruption and Justice Center (ACJC) has sentenced a man to seven months in jail and imposed a fine of $10,000 over illegally transferring money abroad.

In a statement, the Attorney General Office (AGO) media office said Akbar Kazimi s/o Ghulam Hussein, resident of Bamyan province, was convicted of money laundering by the Anti-Corruption and Justice Center (ACJC) on Tuesday.

It added based on the indictment of the prosecutor in-charge; Akbar Kazimi was captured by airport customs officials on December 12, 2020 at Hamid Karzai International Airport while trafficking $10,000, 440,000 Emirati Dirham, 150,000 Canadian dollars, 9,900 Iranian rial and 19,000 afghanis to Iran.

The statement said the confiscated money was handed over to Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) and the case was referred to the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) for further investigation.

Attorney General’s Office (AGO) said the prosecutor in-charge had urged the commission to implement Article 505 of penalty code after an overall investigation of the case based on documents against the accused in aforementioned money trafficking case.

The statement added judicial board of the primary court of Anti-Corruption and Justice Center (ACJC) convicted Akbar Kazimi of money trafficking and sent him to jail for seven months according to the Article 505 of the penalty code.

The judicial board of the primary court also ordered confiscation of $10,000, 440,000 Emirati Dirham, $150,000 Canadian, 9,900 Iranian Rial and 19,000 afghanis.


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