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Saudi investigated for money laundering after buying $27 mln painting

Suspicions aroused after the man bought the $27 mln painting by an unknown painter

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The son of a famous merchant in Jeddah is being investigated amid money laundering claims, after he bought an oil painting for $27 million in Europe.

Saudi authorities’ suspicions were aroused after the man bought the painting by a Malaysian painter, who is not well known internationally known, Saudi daily al-Watan reported.

The suspects were identified by authorities in Europe working in cooperation with Saudi authorities.