Afghan Biographies

Barakzai, Obaidullah Col.

Name Barakzai, Obaidullah Col.
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Kandahar Airport Commander
History and Biodata

1. Former Kandahar Airport Commander:
Col. Obaidullah Barakzai (20171030)

2. Previous Functions Col Obaidullah Barakzai:
Kandahar Airport Commander (20171030)

3. Biodata:
Col Obaidullah Barakzai was arrested a few days ago on the charge of smuggling 5.5 million Saudi riyals to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)  along with some companions at the Kandahar airport. According to detective and intelligence organs, Barakzai had long been involved in money laundering. Other detained co-accused included boarding and control room officials namely Mohammad Qasim, Rohullah, Mohammad Nasir and guard Faiz Ali. The detainees worked as a network and had been sending money earned from drugs trade abroad. The practice continued for year during which millions of dollars had been smuggled abroad. The money had been recovered from a moneychanger, who had connection with the airport commander.(20171030)

Last Modified 2017-10-30
Established 2017-10-30