CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s opposition is calling for the government to explain how a former Iranian official ended up with a check in Venezuelan currency worth about $70 million.
Venezuela’s opposition coalition on Monday said the government should clear up why the Iranian had a check for 300 million Venezuelan bolivars that was found by German customs authorities.
The German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported in its Sunday edition that the man who was trying to enter Germany with the check was Tahmasb Mazaheri, Iran’s former central bank chief. It reported that customs officials found the check in his luggage on Jan. 21 upon his arrival from Turkey.
Venezuelan government officials have yet to comment on the matter. Officials at the Iranian Embassy in Caracas could not be reached for comment.
Official Wire and AP
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