Robbers of $650,000 from Iraqi Embassy captured [Archives:2003/660/Local News]

August 18 2003

Sanaa, 16 August – Yemeni police was able to arrest two former embassy staffers who allegedly took part in the theft of $650,000 from the Iraqi Embassy in Sanaa, Yemeni security sources said on Friday.
The two Iraqis used to work at the embassy and are alleged to be part of a gang of four that stole the amount from the embassy's case just after the overthrow of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on April 9. The security sources did not say exactly when or how the theft was carried out.
Meanwhile, Yemen has asked Interpol to issue arrest warrants for the other two Iraqis, still at large. The two culprits have fled the country with the larger share of the money, the sources added.