Bangladesh yet to get back $66.37m of stolen BB reserve

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 13:29, Jun 20,2017


Bangladesh did not get back USD 66.37 million of the stolen money of USD 101 million from Bangladesh Bank reserve till now.

Finance minister AMA Muhith disclosed this while responding to a question of M Abdullah from Lakshmipur-4 constituency, in the parliament on Tuesday.

Of the total money, he said USD 20 million was reimbursed from Sri Lanka to the Federal Reserve Bank, New York.

Of the USD 81 million that went to the Philippines, USD 14.63 million has been deposited in the Federal Reserve Bank, New York in Bangladesh Bank’s account, he added.

‘Till now USD 66.37 million of the stolen money is yet to be found out,’ the finance minister said the house.

He said that to realise the money, Bangladesh Bank, Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit, finance ministry, office of the attorney general, foreign ministry and Criminal Investigation Department of police were working together.

‘To realise the rest of the stolen money legal initiatives are going on in the Philippines,’ he said.

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