By John Lee.
The son of former Iraqi Prime Minister and current Vice President Nouri al-Maliki has reportedly been arrested in Lebanon in possession of more than US $1.5 billion "in cash".
BasNews cites Lebanese media sources as claiming that Ahmed al-Maliki is being detained in a prison on Beirut, and that Nouri al-Maliki has travelled to Lebanon in the hope of securing his release.
Security sources in Lebanon claim that Ahmed received the money via an Iraqi bank that transferred it to a Lebanese bank for him, and that the total received since the beginning of 2014 was about three billion US dollars (3.6 trillion Iraqi dinars).
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