Dubai Police Arrest Two Brothers In South African Money-Laundering Case

Dubai Police on Tuesday said they have arrested two brothers, Atul and Rajesh Gupta wanted in connection to money laundering and criminal charges in South Africa.

The arrest was made after UAE and South Africa signed an extradition treaty in 2018.  

“The force is now coordinating with authorities in South Africa regarding the extradition file to complete the legal procedures,” Dubai Police said in a tweet.

“We made the arrest after receiving an Interpol (red notice) warrant for them.”

Dubai Police said that the arrest reflect the continuous efforts of the UAE in combating money laundering crimes through local cooperation among the competent authorities, including Executive Office to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing as well as through vital coordination with international counterparts.

The two India-born brothers had been suspected of hiding out in Dubai since fleeing South Africa in 2018 and they are accused of close ties with former President Jacob Zuma to strip billions of rand from government assets.

Dubai police did not immediately acknowledge when and where the arrest was made.

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