The Billion-Dollar Bank Job - The New York Times Magazine

IN 2016, A MYSTERIOUS SYNDICATE TRIED TO STEAL $951 MILLION FROM BANGLADESH’S CENTRAL BANK - AND LAID BARE A PROFOUND WEAKNESS IN THE SYSTEM BY WHICH MONEY MOVES AROUND THE WORLD.

At 8:45 in the morning on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, Zubair Bin Huda, a director at Bangladesh’s central bank, entered the 30-story, concrete-and-glass headquarters in Dhaka. Bin Huda, slim and soft-spoken, with a thin black mustache and beard, rode an elevator to the ninth floor and eventually walked into the back office of the Accounts and Budgeting Department’s “dealing room,” the most restricted area of the building, accessible to only a handful of employees.  Learn more.  

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