A Filipina worker has been sentenced to seven years behind bars for her part in a money laundering scheme.
The unnamed woman had been working as a sterilisation technician in Qatar. She is the first person to ever be convicted of a money laundering crime in the country.
After serving her sentence, she will be deported back to the Philippines. Her bank accounts and money have all been confiscated, and she will also face a SR2 million fine.
The Embassy of the Philippines in Qatar said the women accepted huge sums of money from a Dutch man, sometimes as much as $3 million dollars. She would then transfer the money to an account in numerous countries including Singapore, Malaysia, China and the Philippines.
Investigators believe the crime involves a syndicate based in Hong Kong.
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