Interpol hands over economic corruption suspect to Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 15
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) has arrested and extradited an Iranian national accused of committing economic crimes.
Brigadier-General Masud Rezavani, an Iranian police official, has said that the detainee who has been involved in an economic corruption case at the country’s Oil Ministry was arrested in a Central American country and handed over to Iran this morning, Tasnim news agency reported.
Tasnim news agency identified the suspect as “Alireza Zibahalat Monfared” suggesting that he is linked to Billionaire Iranian businessman Babak Zanjani’s case.
Babak Zanjani was arrested in December 2013 after accusations that he withheld billions in oil revenue channeled through his companies. Although the billionaire has denied the accusations, he has been sentenced to death.