In the neighborhood of the city of Dijon in the French region Burgundy gendarmes with assistance of Europol detained the citizen of Ukraine and withdrew from it property for 4,6 million euros, Interfax tells. Among withdrawn – the lock, the vintage Rolls-Royce Phantom car and three works of Salvador Dalí.
The suspect was detained on October 5 together with three accomplices. Their names are not revealed.
The detainee, as reported Europol on Tuesday, suspect of participation in fraud and money laundering.
In January the gendarmerie began investigation on the suspicious transactions connected with purchase of the lock for 3 million euros by the company from Luxembourg which final beneficiary was a citizen of Ukraine. The French side requested the help from Europol.
During the investigation, carried out with assistance of Ukraine and Luxembourg, investigators found out that searched for the Ukrainian at him in the homeland in connection with corruption. However there it managed to avoid prosecution by means of the counterfeit certificate on death.
“During the operational meeting in Europol of representatives of France, Luxembourg and Ukraine it was revealed that the suspect not only was alive, but also led a magnificent life in France”, – it is said in the statement of Europol.