Saturday, February 7, 2015 3:39 pm
*Millions of foreign currencies found in his home
Less than two months after losing the elections in Mauritius, former Prime minister Dr. Navin Ramgoolam was arrested on Friday for involvement in cases of conspiracy and money laundering.
It is the first time that a Mauritian PM is sent to jail.
The arrest of Ramgoolam was initially in connection of an enquiry on a burglary in his bungalow. Police believed the former PM had lied in one of the statements and were ready to charge him for conspiracy.
But when police officers made a search in his house, they found millions in foreign currencies and charged him with money laundering offence, where 10 years of prison is provided by the Mauritian laws. Police want to know where such huge amounts of money came from.
Ramgoolam is due to appear before a court on Saturday and police are likely to resist any bail application.
Ramgoolam was the Prime Minister of Mauritius for nine years which lasted till Dec. 10, 2014.