Czech police take part in Europe-wide VAT fraud swoop

Czech police have cooperated with forces in seven other countries to crackdown on a gang which was defrauding tax payers across Europe of around 300 million euros in tax revenues, the Europe-wide police cooperation body EUROPOL has announced. The Czech Republic was part of a core investigation team that examined the Value Added Tax fraud. Fourteen people were arrested as part of a crackdown during which 40 sites were searched. The massive fraud involved shipping and selling goods across EU borders without paying VAT.

Author: Chris Johnstone