The Criminal Court, presided over by Judge Waleed Al-Kandari, adjourned until Jan 12, 2016 the announcement of its verdict on the case of Hamad Al-Haroun, one of the defendants in the ‘Fintas group’ case, who was smuggled by three other defendants out of the country. In Tuesday’s session, Al-Haroun and another defendant, a customs officer, failed to appear before the judge, whereas the other two appeared with their lawyers who pleaded for the acquittal of their clients. Case files indicate Al-Haroun fled the country accompanied by another person through the Nuweiseeb Border, using the civil identification card of another person related to a customs officer.
Both the owner of the card and the customs officer were aware of the smuggling plan. Al-Haroun managed to escape through the border last week of March this year, and then went to the city of Dammam (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). From there, he flew to Dubai where he was arrested by the Interpol on request of Jordanian security authorities for his involvement in a financial scam in Jordan.
Source: Arab Times