The Central Bank of Tunisia freezes colossal sums destined to the financing of terrorism
The Central Bank of Tunisia has frozen hundreds of thousands of dinars from Libya and Qatar and other countries following the receipt of information on the source of these sums of money laundering operations. According to the same data, this money would be used to finance terrorist organizations active in Tunisia.
It remains to be seen whether, in the deleterious political context in which President Beji Caid Essebsi is trying to exclude Ehhahdha’s Islamists from the Tunisian government, some of his new ideas do not animate the leaders of the Central Bank of Tunisia. The question is asked today whether some of these accounts belong to relatives of the Nahdhaouis Islamists.
Some observers in Tunis do not fail to point out that the boss of the Central Bank is close to Hafedh Caïd Essebsi, the son of the head of state, who is working today to undermine Islamists of Ennahdha and the to drive out of the government.
It is the commission of the financial analyzes within the banking institution which would have taken this measure according to a very well informed source quoted by our confreres of Hakaek Online. This money should be paid into bank accounts at various Tunisian financial institutions. The decision was taken according to the same source, following the filing of several complaints against customers within certain banks. This money is none other than the property of foreign institutions and personalities.
Recall that the director general of the financial analysis commission at the Central Bank Lotfi Hachicha had announced that about 200 million Tunisian dinars paid into bank accounts had been frozen between 2011 and 2018. It turned out that this money , originating from money laundering operations, was devoted to the financing of Islamic terrorist groups.