US embassy cable - 02KATHMANDU354

NEPAL DEPORTS PAKISTAN EMBASSY STAFF CAUGHT WITH COUNTERFEIT U.S. CURRENCY.

Identifier: 02KATHMANDU354
Wikileaks: View 02KATHMANDU354 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Kathmandu
Created: 2002-02-13 11:39:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: PREL PINR KCRM ASEC NP
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
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UNCLAS KATHMANDU 000354 
 
SIPDIS 
 
LONDON FOR POL/RIEDEL 
BANGKOK FOR SECRET SERVICE 
SECRET SERVICE HQ PASS TO HONOLULU OFFICE 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PREL, PINR, KCRM, ASEC, NP 
SUBJECT: NEPAL DEPORTS PAKISTAN EMBASSY STAFF CAUGHT WITH 
COUNTERFEIT U.S. CURRENCY. 
 
REF: KATHMANDU 24 
 
Nepal Foreign Ministry and Police officials confirmed to 
the Embassy that Siraj Ahmed Siraj, the Pakistan Embassy 
employee arrested in Kathmandu January 3 with over USD 
9000 in counterfeit U.S. currency (Reftel), was deported 
to his home country February 8.  A police investigation 
concluded that Siraj, whose position as support staff at 
the Embassy did not afford him diplomatic immunity, had 
conducted illegal money transactions.  The Foreign 
Ministry spokesperson told us that Nepal has asked 
Pakistan to take necessary legal action against Siraj and 
to report back to Kathmandu. 
 
MALINOWSKI 

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