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Dubai bound man caught with over R10-million worth of SA and foreign currency (CTIA) remanded in custody


Media Statement from Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigation (HAWKS)
South African Police Service

CAPE TOWN – Mohammed Ameen (38), who was arrested at the Cape Town International Airport on Wednesday afternoon after he was found with two suit cases filled with cash valued at millions of rand has been remanded in custody.

The suspect who is originally from Pietermaritzburg, was on route to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) via Cape Town when he was arrested, when Customs officials impounded his luggage containing just over R10-million in cash. The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Unit is carrying out the ongoing investigations.

He is expected to make a follow-up court  appearance next week Thursday at Strand Magistrate Court facing charges of contravening Sec (15) of the Customs and Exercise Act 91/1994 (failure to declare).

The acting Provincial Head of the Hawks, Brigadier Neil Oliver, remarked. “Obviously our probe in this will be to determine the trail and origin of the money. We cannot rule out unearthing illicit activities as we go along”, he said. 

Click here for the initial Media Statement

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