Parliament accuses private banks of currency smuggling and money laundering
19 November 18:27
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The deputy of the state of Law Coalition, Jassim Atwan, on Saturday,
accused private banks of currency smuggling and money laundering in the previous period,
calling on the new government to control the doors of currency smuggling out of Iraq.
"The currency smuggling file is controlled by the 75 private banks," Atwan said in an interview with Al-Malouma, stressing that
"upgrading the economic file starts from controlling the currency smuggling file in order to ensure an increase in the state's foreign reserves.
"There are illegal practices that have occurred recently from private banks through which currency smuggling and money laundering have been carried out," he added. He added that
"some private banks are working to weaken the value of the Iraqi dinar in order not to increase the monetary reserve of foreign currency," noting that
"the continued smuggling of currency threatens the monetary reserve and opens new doors to corruption that cannot be controlled in the future.
Earlier, economist Abdul Rahman al-Mashhadani said in an interview to Al-Malouma that
"the Central Bank of Iraq selling huge numbers of dollars a day is very suspicious compared to the volume of Iraqi imports," stressing that
"the only beneficiaries of selling such numbers reached 200 million dollars a day are private banks that benefit 20 cents of the dollar and one". Ended 25 / J