(Sorry, probably fake news) Former Iraqi Nuri al-Maliki’s planeload of cash confiscated
Sep 13, 2019
NOTE: This is probably fake news. The pictures were apparently of a different incident where a lot of counterfeit dollars were confiscated. The publisher is known for publishing fake news, so this is highly suspect.
It looks like Mr. Maliki has suddenly become a relatively poor man. The money he stole from the Iraqi people was enough dollars to fund “10 Arab countries for five years.” It was confiscated from his plane at the Dubai airport. The article is dated September 11, 2019, which is an interesting detail in itself.
Security authorities at Dubai International Airport have managed to seize a large shipment of funds filled with dollars, noting that the money seized, was stolen from the treasury of Iraq, estimated at hundreds of billions of dollars on board a private Iraqi plane belonging to Nuri al-Maliki, accompanied by three Iraqi officials.
The seized money was designed to be smuggled into a European country. Maalouf pointed out that the seized money is equivalent to the budget of 10 Arab countries for five years.
The above is a Google Translation of the Arabic article. If you watch the video in the article itself, you can see all of the large containers of cash.