The Court of Appeal has upheld the ruling of a Doha criminal court sentencing three Asian expatriates to jail for three years each for money laundering.
Local Arabic daily Arrayah reported that the court also upheld an order to deport them after serving the sentence.
The three had allegedly connived to conceal the profits they earned from illegal trading in locally brewed liquor. They decided that one of them would open a bank account in his name, deposit the money there, transfer it to the home countries of the trio and withdraw cash, as and when required, the daily said.
The owner of the account would also get a percentage for each transaction, it was decided.
The court established their guilt based on the documents available and the statements of the defendants during interrogation.
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