Dubai: Kuwait’s Attorney General Dhara Al Asousi has ordered freezing the assets of two social media influencers, Noha Nabil and Fouz Al Shatti, Al Qabas Arabic daily newspaper said on Thursday.
Dhara Al Asousi’s decision comes in the wake of money laundering issue involving a number of social media influencers in Kuwait.
Last month, the Attorney General ordered the seizure of the assets of 10 social media influencers and issued a travel ban.
The Ministry of Interior released the names of the 10 social media influencers who are charged with money laundering.
They include Fouz Al Fahad, Abdulwahab Al Eissa, Dana Al Tuwarish, Mishari Buyabis, Halema Bouland, Maryam Reda, Farah Hadi, Jamal Al Najada, Shifa Al Kharaz and Yaqub Boushehri.
Kuwait’s Minister of Finance Barrak Al Sheetan issued a ministerial resolution for setting up a panel to examine the amendment of Law 106/2013 on money laundering and terrorism financing. The move comes following the recent bust of several money laundering gangs in the country.