Third man arrested in Arturs brothers case charged with fraud, forgery

The police have charged 28 year-old Mohamed Vishal of Everchance in Henveiru with fraud and forgery, confirmed Criminal Court media official Ahmed Mohamed Manik.

Manik confirmed that Vishal was brought before the judges last night, where his pretrial detention period was extended by 15 days.

Manik said Vishal had been accused of obtaining over US$32,000 from a company called company called ‘King Global Development Private Limited’, owned by a Thai national. It is currently unclear as to how the charges relate to this company or the money.

According to its website, the company deals in seafood, aviation services, dietary supplements and jewelry.

Visham is the third suspect along with fellow Maldivian Ahmed Nishan and French national Godzine Sargsyan to be detained by police in relation to investigation into the Artur Brother’s presence in the country.

A company named ‘Artur Brothers World Connections’ was registered in the Maldives in October 2012, with the Artur brothers holding an 80 percent share in a 61-19 percent split.

French nationals identified as Godzine Sargsyan and Edga Sargsyan had a 10 and 7 percent share, while a Maldivian national Ismail Waseem of H. Ever Chance was listed as holding the remaining 3 percent.


2 thoughts on “Third man arrested in Arturs brothers case charged with fraud, forgery”

  1. No, no, no.....this absolutely ridiculous. Arresting simple middlemen trying to make a buck on the side does not solve the mega saga about the con brothers.

    This kind of arrests are no more different than the arrests on hundreds of bottles in original packing found in Male. In most cases, a bangladesh and a simple Maldivian are always arrested. The question in our mind is, who are the people behind all these illegal transactions or deals?

    In Kenya, the Arturs brothers infiltrated and had backing of officials from customs, port authority, police, trade and and most connected ministers. Well in Africa, the gun rules, so about five whistle blowers died of mysterious deaths, and that included the main guy who busted the ring.

    In Maldives, well people ate scared to death that they cant even face the truth and fight for it, but rather gossip about if in coffee shops and bazaar therefore, the culprits win. Fortunately, just like the videos and pictures in Kenya, the con-brothers are well documented in various functions. In the court of law, only the blind missed out the facts, but anyone with long or short sight can easily make his own judgement and compare it with the stories we read in media.

    By the way, where are the Arturs brother now? Vanished in this air, the drugs they channeled through Maldives already sold off in European markets, the poor goats used as animal carriers are either dead, shot or eaten up. A few simple guys who may have been their friends are now used as scapegoats. Chapter closed!

    A few young boys arrested with a few 'heroine bullets' or grams of crude cocaine are behind bars for many years to come. Till to date, NO ONE, NO AUTHORITY has ever arrested people who deal in alcohol smuggled into Male'. In the past 3 years, the police would have over thousands of bottles.....Well if those preaching alcohol to be bad, why havent they come up and ask the authorities to bring to justice those who smuggle them.!!!!

    Double standard. The poor will always suffer as the connected and wealthy shall enjoy protection. For how long????

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