Saturday, February 2, 2013

Man Detained by German Customs Was Former Governor of Central Bank of Iran

The German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reports that a man caught in January trying to enter Germany with a check worth about $70 million was Tahmasb Mazaheri, former governor of the Central Bank of Iran (AP, 2 February).
The customs officials at Dusseldorf airport found the check in Mazaheri's luggage on 21 January upon his arrival from Turkey. The check was for 300 million Venezuelan Bolivars issued by the Bank of Venezuela.

Mazaheri was the governor of the Central Bank of Iran until 2008. The German police and customs officials are investigating possible money laundering.
File photo: Former CBI governor Tahmasb Mazaheri (IRNA)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

nothing suspicious here.

who doesn't travel with one, two or even three checks for $70 million in their luggage rather than carrying that much in cash?