$800 million worth of foreign currency seized from Saudi vehicle
Police seized a vehicle full of foreign currencies, reportedly estimated at over SR3 billion.
The currencies were being transported to a neighboring Gulf country. Col. Fahd Al-Habdan, spokesman of Buraidah police, said that two Saudis were taken into custody and they are under interrogation.
He said that the citizens told police that they were engaged in money exchange business during Haj and the collected money was being taken to a Gulf bank.
According to Al-Habdan, policemen at Al-Noqra checkpoint, west of Al-Qasim, stopped the vehicle and found bags full of currencies.
According to reports circulated through social networking sites, the seized money include currencies of Iran, Iraq, Turkey, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Egypt and Morocco.
However, Al-Habdan refused to disclose the total amount of money.