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Dubai: Three men have laundered more than BD100,000, taking advantage of a film production company belonging to an inmate serving five years in prison, Bahrain media reported.

The three are believed to have been involved in a prostitution ring and joined hands with the inmate, who launched a film production company to legalise the cash he was receiving.

The mastermind is a prisoner who is already serving five years in jail after he was found guilty of running a prostitution network.

The defendants are said to have transferred BD148,000 abroad by tapping the film production company.

They landed in the police net after money-laundering investigators kept tabs on the transactions they were making. It was found that the defendants began the racket in 2017, and the inmate was spearheading this from inside his cell.