Polish Internal Security Agency uncovers PLN 150 mln financial scam
Officers from the Internal Security Agency (ABW) arrested four people in connection with the transfer of PLN 150 mln from Poland to China.
“We seized financial assets in foreign currencies worth almost PLN 2 mln during the search,” ABW spokesperson, Maciek Karczynski, said according to TVN24.
The suspects are accused of receiving money in foreign and domestic currencies from Vietnamese and Chinese citizens, and later transferring it to Chinese bank accounts.
In the course of the operation, ABW officers searched 21 properties, both private and public, including the headquarters of legal entities in Warsaw, Wroclaw, Walbrzych and Wolka Kosowska – located in the Warsaw district.
During the investigation the ABW cooperated closely with the General Inspector of Financial Information who blocked the accounts of the suspected individuals and companies.
The prosecutor’s office in Swidnica, which leads the investigation, has charged four individuals. They could be facing up to ten years in prison and a fine of up to PLN 5 mln.