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UAE in Talks With South Africa on Extraditing Gupta Brothers

  • Gupta brothers wanted on charges of money laundering, fraud
  • Arrests are a boon for South African President Ramaphosa
Rajesh, left, and Atul Gupta in 2012.
Rajesh, left, and Atul Gupta in 2012.Photographer: Simphiwe Nkwali/Sunday Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images

The United Arab Emirates is considering handing over two brothers who are wanted in South Africa for allegedly masterminding the looting billions of dollars from state entities.

Emirati and South African authorities are discussing the extradition of Rajesh and Atul Gupta following their arrest in the UAE, the Dubai police and South Africa’s state prosecutor said on Tuesday. The two men, who are wanted in South Africa on charges of money laundering and fraud, were detained after Interpol in February placed them on its most-wanted list.