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Binance’s Anjarwalla Faces Extradition, INTERPOL Africa Reports

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Binance's Anjarwalla Faces Extradition, INTERPOL Africa Reports

Nadeem Anjarwalla, an executive at Binance Holdings Limited, has been confirmed to have completed extradition paperwork by INTERPOL Africa. Anjarwalla had fled the jurisdiction and is now the subject of a red notice issued by INTERPOL Africa. The organization is actively working with various countries’ governments by providing necessary documentation and treaties to facilitate Anjarwalla’s extradition to Nigeria for trial.

While INTERPOL Africa’s Vice-President, Garba Umar, did not confirm Anjarwalla’s current location, he mentioned that the crypto executive was last seen in Kenya. Umar stated that INTERPOL had contacted all countries where Anjarwalla was believed to have traveled through, but there is certain information that cannot be shared publicly.

Anjarwalla and his colleague Tigran Gambaryan were detained on charges of money laundering and tax evasion, but Anjarwalla managed to escape custody on March 22 and fled to Kenya. It is unclear how he boarded an international flight as his UK passport, which he used to enter Nigeria, remains in the custody of Nigerian authorities. Gambaryan, Pleaded not guilty to the charges and is currently in detention.

Gambaryan’s wife has launched a petition to bring him back to the United States, which has gained over 4,000 signatures. His next bail hearing is scheduled for May 17.

In related news, Binance announced on March 5 that it would no longer be facilitating naira transactions, effectively exiting the Nigerian market. The Central Bank of Nigeria had previously accused crypto exchanges in the country of handling illicit transactions and highlighted suspicious fund flows at Binance. As a result, Binance’s peer-to-peer platform delisted all naira trading pairs in late February.

12 thoughts on “Binance’s Anjarwalla Faces Extradition, INTERPOL Africa Reports

  1. It’s frustrating that people like Nadeem give the cryptocurrency industry a bad name.

  2. I can’t believe Nadeem had the audacity to flee the jurisdiction. He must have known he would get caught eventually.

  3. Nadeem’s actions show a complete disregard for the law and the consequences of his actions.

  4. Let’s hope that this case serves as a deterrent to others who may be involved in similar illicit activities.

  5. So the guy managed to escape with his passport still in Nigerian custody? Seems fishy to me.

  6. I hope justice is served swiftly and fairly for both Anjarwalla and Gambaryan. They must be held accountable for their actions.

  7. Money laundering and tax evasion are serious crimes that should never go unpunished.

  8. The mysterious circumstances surrounding Anjarwalla’s escape and flight to Kenya leave me with so many questions!

  9. The support behind Gambaryan’s wife’s petition is a testament to the trust and loyalty she has for her husband.

  10. I’m impressed by the swift action taken by INTERPOL Africa in pursuing Anjarwalla. They mean business!

  11. Binance should take responsibility for their executive’s actions. This reflects poorly on the company.

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