The criminal court recently acquitted six suspects who had been detained over charges related to the largest foiled diesel smuggling attempt, forgery and money laundering because of procedural mistake in filing the case, reported Al-Rai Daily.
According to the accusations memo, the suspects had committed the crimes of money laundering, smuggling state-subsidized diesel abroad despite the ban on exporting it and forged an official document; the customs clearance statement of the exported merchandise type.
Speaking before the court, the suspects’ lawyer, Ali Al-Asfour argued questioning the accusation description denying that his clients had evaded customs. He also refuted the forgery accusations noting that all the bills his clients provided were authentic. Asfour also questioned the validity of detectives investigations and stressed that the case lacks any substantial evidence against his clients.