DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Central Bank officials said Wednesday that they have revoked the license of a money changer, a week after the bank accused a money changer of transferring $100,000 to Florida for one of the suspected hijackers in the World Trade Center attack.
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, wouldn't say whether the two incidents involved the same money changer.
Last week, Central Bank Governor Sultan bin Nasser al Suweidi said a money changer in the emirate of Sharjah had made four transfers to a bank in Florida for a total of $100,000 over a six-month period last year. He would not identify the Florida bank or the money changer.
The transfers went to Marwan Al-Shehhi, a United Arab Emirates native who allegedly piloted United Airlines Flight 175, the second plane to hit the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11.
Recent changes in Central Bank rules now require contact information for anyone wanting to transfer more than the equivalent of $550.