Iran's ex-top banker busted in Germany - report

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A former governor of Iran central bank has been identified as a man busted at Dusseldorf airport last month trying to enter the country with a US$70m cheque, German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported.

The former governor was stopped by German officials on January 21 after arriving from Turkey, Associated Press reported, citing the newspaper.

The cheque, made out in 300m Venezuelan Bolivars issued by the Bank of Venezuela, was found on the unnamed man, German customs said in a statement last week.

German police and customs are investigating possible money laundering, Bild am Sonntag reported.

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