R1.2 mil in foreign currency discovered at ORTIA forfeited to the state

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R1.2 mil in foreign currency discovered at ORTIA forfeited to the state
R1.2 mil in foreign currency discovered at ORTIA forfeited to the state

The South Gauteng High Court has granted the Priority Crime Specialised Investigation (PCSI) a R1.2 million forfeiture order against Abdul Qadir Yousuf (47).

The order was issued on Wednesday, 27 May 2020 after Yousuf was arrested in February 2019 at OR Tambo International Airport check-in point by Customs authorities’ en-route to Dubai. Upon searching his luggage, authorities discovered USD 68 468 and Euros 1500 in a secret compartment.

He was immediately arrested and charged for contravening the Customs and Excise Act as well as money laundering.

He was found guilty and sentenced to two years imprisonment or a R15 000 fine by the Kempton Park Magistrates’ Court in November last year in line with the provisions of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (POCA).

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