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South Africa Requests Extradition of Gupta Brothers From UAE

  • Guptas wanted on charges of money laundering and fraud
  • Process could take several months, prosecution head says
Atul, left, and Rajesh Gupta.

Atul, left, and Rajesh Gupta.

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South Africa submitted a request for extradition from the United Arab Emirates of the Gupta brothers, who are wanted for allegedly masterminding the looting of billions of dollars from state entities on Monday.

“A request was received from the National Director of Public Prosecutions for the extradition of the Gupta brothers from the United Arab Emirates to the Republic of South Africa to stand trial on charges of fraud, money laundering,” Justice Minister Ronald Lamola told reporters on Monday in Pretoria, the capital. “We can confirm that the extradition request has been duly submitted to the UAE central authority.”