Somalia 'intercept cash from UAE' at Mogadishu airport | bernama.com

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Monday April 09, 2018 - 15:45:37 in News In English
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MOGADISHU, April 9 (BERNAMA-NNN-GAROWE) -- Somali security forces at Mogadishu Airport have intercepted a plane said to be carrying cash from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The move has sparked hours-long stand-off between the airport security officials and the Emiratis over the search of the Royal Jet operated flight arrived from Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE early in the Sunday morning.

Subsequently, Somali security force members disclosed the information to the local media, saying they seized an Emirati Cargo aircraft loaded with a large sum of cash at Aden Abdulle International airport.


The Ministry of Security for the Federal Government of Somalia released a statement confirming the seizure of three bags containing $9.5 million from UAE plane, Boeing 737 landed at the airport on Sunday, at 11:40 a.m. local time.

The statement further said the money is currently in the hands of the Somali government and investigating its origin, intended destination, people involved in smuggling of the money into the country and the main purpose.....


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