Manaf, Abdul Satar Abdul Haji
|Name||Manaf, Abdul Satar Abdul Haji|
|Date of birth||1964|
|Function/Grade||Money exchange owner|
|History and Biodata||
Haji Abdul Satar Abdul Manaf aka Haji Abdul Sattar Barakzai son of Hajji ‘Abd-al-Manaf was born 1964 in Mirmandaw Village, Nahr-e Saraj District, Helmand Province, AfAfghanistan. He was extradited from Estonia this week (20190206) after his arrest in Tallinn, Estonia, on October 9, 2018, for the alleged plot to funnel the drug related money back to the Taliban and the Haqqani network, according to a criminal complaint. In August 2018, Manaf allegedly unwittingly arranged for a sample sale of the drug with a DEA agent and four informants, the court papers say.
Court documents filed in the Southern District of New York revealed Manaf had two associates in Melbourne who sent and received drug money, and had a direct line to the Taliban and its affiliate, the Haqqani Network. Manaf was put on a blacklist by the US Treasury in 2012 for storing or moving money for the Taliban through a money remitting business called the Haji Khairullah Haji Sattar Money Exchange. He was unable to move money in or out of the US, costing him $US20 million ($28 million) in lost business.