Police and the Tax Authority said Monday that they suspect Tel Aviv area money exchange agents are transferring approximately a billion shekels annually from Eritrean and Sudanese foreign workers to their families in their home countries, Israel Radio reported.
The exchange agents are suspected of committing tax evasion and money laundering in carrying out the transfers. Authorities fear that some of the money may be being transferred to terror organizations.
According to Army Radio, four exchange agents have been arrested and were expected to face a remand hearing on Monday.
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