6 Jan 2018

Two Cypriots charged with money laundering in Fiji

1:34 pm on 6 January 2018

Two Cyprus nationals charged with money laundering and obtaining property by deception in Fiji have been remanded in custody by the Suva Magistrates court.

Brothers, Loizos and Cleanthis Petridis will reportedly face two hundred and ninety-nine charges.

The FBC says six of the charges have been filed while the remaining two hundred and ninety-three charges are to be filed at the next hearing.

It is alleged on December 19th, the two allegedly engaged in transactions involving $2660 that were the proceeds of crime.

The details of the remaining 293 charges will be released once the file is produced before Magistrate Jioji Boseiwaqa.

In court on Friday, the two brothers asked if they could have their MasterCard to buy food while in remand.

Magistrate Asanga Bodaragama told the duo they won't need a MasterCard at the Remand Centre.

He said the card is also being used for the investigation.

The case will be re-called on the 16th of this month.