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Somalia Gov’t Impounded Huge Sums of Money from UAE Plane

Mogadishu Airport security violated UAE Embassy Diplomatic immunity, pursuant to article 27 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, by search and seizure of $9.6m cash

The UAE Embassy claims the money was intended for the salary of the Somali and Puntland soldiers. The UAE has long been accused by the gov’t for interfering in Somalia’s internal affairs and suspect the money could be intended to destabilize the country.

BY HARUN MARUF | VOA NEWS

Somali security officials said they have seized a large cache of money that arrived Sunday at Mogadishu airport from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Two senior security officials told VOA Somali that three suitcases containing $9.6 million have been put In storage in the central bank of Somalia pending an investigation. Continue reading Somalia Gov’t Impounded Huge Sums of Money from UAE Plane