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Leon, Solicitor
Category: Australia Law
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Experience:  BEc Dip Ed, Dip Law (SAB) MTax (UNSW)
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I have a friend who brought 1.2 million USD from UK to

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Hi I have a friend who brought 1.2 million USD from UK to Australia (transited in Indonesia). He is now caught at the Indonesian customs office at Jakarta International Airport. What should he do now?
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: My friend is British. I am Australian.
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: So far no
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: The custom officer asked my British friend to transfer 3,500 USD to someone's bank account in Indonesia 4 days ago when he was caught at the airport. They explained that this money is for anti-money laundering certificate Then my friend asked me to transfer that amount from Australia to Jakarta, Indonesia and it took 4 days for money to come to their account.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 8 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. I will do my best to assist you with your question.

Expert:  Leon replied 8 months ago.

Good Afternoon

I have seen this before and it is a scam and many people have fallen for it.

There is no gold and it is not held at the airport.

He should not transfer any money anywhere. It is a scam and he is never going to see the gold or the money.

if he wishes to contact customs in jakarta directly he should call the Indonesian embassy and they will provide him with the correct numbers.

He is being conned to spend money.

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