Cash hoard found at Bashir's residence in Sudan

Published: April 20, 2019
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Security forces find euros, dollars and Sudanese pounds totalling more than $130m. PHOTO COURTESY: DABANGA

Security forces find euros, dollars and Sudanese pounds totalling more than $130m. PHOTO COURTESY: DABANGA

A large hoard of cash was found at the home of Sudan’s deposed president Omar al-Bashir, who is being investigated for money laundering.

According to the BBC, Security services found euros, dollars and Sudanese pounds totalling more than $130million.

The ex-leader was placed under house arrest after months of protests led to his removal.

Reports said he was being held at the Kobar high-security prison.

A source in Sudan’s judiciary told the BBC that suitcases loaded with more than $351,000, €6 million and five billion Sudanese pounds were found at his home.

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The source also confirmed Bashir was under investigation, saying prosecutors would “question the former president in Kobar prison”.

A picture carried by the Netherlands-based media outlet Radio Dabanga showed men in army uniforms standing over what appears to be several sacks full of cash.

The money, which Radio Dabanga said was shown to reporters, was stuffed in bags designed to contain 50kg of grain.

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