Kuwait: Kuwait to freeze Bangladeshi MP Shahid’s bank accounts on charges of money laundering, human trafficking

The Kuwaiti government is seeking to freeze the accounts of Mohammad Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul and his company following the arrest of the Bangladeshi MP on charges of human trafficking and money laundering.

Prosecutors have approached the Gulf state’s central bank in this regard, the Arab Times reports.

Shahid holds about five million Kuwaiti dinars, or Tk 1.38 billion, in those accounts, according to the report.

Laxmipur-2 MP Shahid was arrested on the night of Jun 8 from Kuwait’s Musharraf area. Having travelled to Kuwait as a migrant worker, Shahid now has permanent resident status and runs his own business there. His wife Salina Islam is also an MP in Bangladesh from a seat reserved for women.

This article has been summarised, the full original article can be found at bdnews24.com

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