The Asian worker was caught red-handed while conducting several bank wire transfers through Saudi banks. He managed to wire the money to various destinations in Dubai, Malaysia, India and Syria by depositing checks in different bank branches. Three other suspects were involved in this operation.
In the beginning, the Asian worker was suspected of working for a big commercial company with huge trade transactions and money transfers to various states. Yet, it transpired that this expatriate was an employee at a restaurant. After some preliminary investigations and interrogations, the suspect confessed that he received for each transaction SR150 from another expatriate employee working at a restaurant in Riyadh. He said he did not know the recipient states or organizations. He only transported the money and completed the transaction at a bank. He had been doing these transactions for almost three years.
The biggest transaction was the last one, in which he wired some SR97 million to a commercial company in Dubai. He insisted that he had nothing to do with it except receiving his share for conducting the operation from the same expatriate worker.
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