By Muhammad Talib Al-Ahmadi
— Egyptian human rights lawyer Al-Jizawee, now under detention in the Kingdom on charges of trying to smuggle 23,380 Xanax narcotic tablets, has been further exposed with the revelation that he received huge sums of money in Egypt through his contact in the Kingdom, sources said Sunday.
Al-Jizawee was arrested at Jeddah airport in March.
Huge remittances to Egypt where Al-Jizawee was the beneficiary were revealed in the investigation dossier completed by Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution (BIP) after several sessions of questioning Al-Jizawee and two other suspects involved in drug trafficking.
The Emirates Pharmaceutical Company which was supplying medicines to Al-Jizawee was found to be nonexistent with its commercial and health registrations forged, the BIP dossier claims.
Investigations, sources said, revealed that the other Egyptian implicated in the case was working as a driver in an investment company in the capital and was not a pharmaceutical technician and an agent of the bogus company as was claimed earlier.
Investigations further revealed that the fictitious company’s commercial and health registrations were forged by Al-Jizawee himself.
The forgery charges give credence to reports from Egypt which said Al-Jizawee was found guilty of forgery and fined Egyptian Pounds 45,000.
Moreover, documents sealed from the other Egyptian in the case, revealed that he had remitted huge sums of money in favor of Ahmad Muhammad Tharwat Al-Sayid (Ahmad Al-Jizawee).
Investigation with a telecommunications company revealed the telephone calls between the accused and Al-Jizawee which were more frequent a week before Al-Jizawee’s arrival.
Al-Jizawee has implicated a Saudi pharmacist who is said to be working in a pharmacy in Riyadh. He has been taken into custody. The Saudi national owns an investment company in Riyadh and is not an accountant in the pharmacy as was earlier claimed.