Customs clearance agent tried for falsifying bank statements for CR: Bahrain | THE DAILY TRIBUNE

TDT | Manama

The Daily Tribune –

The High Criminal Court has opened a hearing in the case of a 29-year-old customs clearance officer accused of falsifying bank statements for obtaining two business records for two men.

The suspect was exposed when the Labor Market Regulatory Authority began to distrust the behavior of an Arab national frequenting the premises of the LMRA.

Further investigation revealed that the documents filed by the LMRA man for the registration of his company were false.

Later, during questioning by the prosecution, he revealed the hand of the Bahraini compensation officer in the crime.

Officials discovered that the clearing agent had organized the whole process and completed the formalities to obtain the CR. However, the 29-year-old officer denied any wrongdoing.

He said he had assigned other clearance officers to complete the formalities for obtaining the bank statements.

“The Arab man approached me to complete the formalities for issuing a CR.

But, when I asked him if he had a bank account, he said no.

“So I looked for someone who could open a bank account for him.

“All I did was accept the papers from another clearance agent,” he said.

Shawanda H. Saldana