Bashir under money laundering probe after Sh13.2bn found at his home

Saturday April 20 2019

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Sudanese protesters gesture in front of a banner depicting ousted and detained President Omar al-Bashir, during a protest outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on April 19, 2019. PHOTO | OZAN KOSE | AFP 

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A large hoard of cash has been found at the home of Sudan's ousted President Omar al-Bashir and he is now being investigated for money laundering, prosecutors say

Security services found euros, dollars and Sudanese pounds totalling more than $130 million (£100 million; KSh13.2 billion).

The ex-leader was placed under house arrest after months of protests led to his removal.

Reports say Mr Bashir is now being held at the Kobar high-security prison.


A source in Sudan's judiciary told Reuters news agency that suitcases loaded with more than $351,000, €6 million ($6.7 million; £5.2 million) and five billion Sudanese pounds ($105 million) were found at Mr Bashir's home.