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2 Iraqis Arrested in Money Transfer Probe

March 22, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Two Iraqis have been arrested for allegedly operating an unlicensed money transferring business suspected of sending more than $7 million to Iraq, authorities said. The affidavit on Maitham Abdulla Jaber Al Samar, 39, and his brother Qassim Abdulla Jaber Al Samar, 38, both of Denver, did not specify where the money came from or how it was spent.

Maitham Al Samar has a business called Alrafden Transactions, and Qassim Al Samar has a tobacco sales company called Wholly Smokes, authorities said.

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