Tariq Abdul Lateef was a scientist and the real brains behind APRIX. He was dispatched by Sheikh Mohammad Bin Faisal Al-Khalifa to verify the authenticity of Hendrik Schmutz's merchandise, and also to transport Schmutz's payment to the meeting. He was killed by Agent 47 in the midst of the deal.
He was the chief scientist at APRIX International, a global corporation in the pharmaceutical industry. He accompanied the Sheikh when he set up a meeting with Afrikaner Hendrik Schmutz in the Shamal hotel in Las Vegas. He arrived at the Shamal after some time, and took the elevator to his hotel suite (room 803).
Schmutz offered DNA samples to Al-Khalifa's company while the Sheikh offered a suitcase filled with blood diamonds. It was Lateef's job to verify and transport the samples. He was the one who brought the suitcase and handed it over to the Afrikaner.
On the day of the meeting (June 9, 2005) Lateef was assassinated by Agent 47.
- If 47 places a RU-AP mine in the DNA briefcase, it will automatically blow up the moment Lateef opens it. His death will count as an accident in-game.
- It is possible to kill Lateef by having his own limo run over him. To do this, have 47 stand in front of his limo to prevent it from leaving. Next, use coins to lure Lateef to the front of the limo. Once 47 gets out of the way, the limo should start moving, killing Lateef in the process.
- He has a phone in his suite, which can be used to lure the Sheikh outdoors.