Attorney General: Unlawful procurement of funds - strike against proponents of the LTTE in Switzerland

Coordinated police operation in a number of cantons – 10 persons arrested

Press Release, fedpol, 11.01.2011

Berne. Today, the Swiss Federal Criminal Police (FCP) carried out a nationally coordinated operation directed at Tamil individuals and members of the “Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam” (LTTE). They are accused, amongst other offences, of money laundering and membership of a criminal organisation. In ten cantons a total of 23 premises were searched and 10 individuals arrested. The police operation, led and coordinated by the FCP, was authorised by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and was conducted in close collaboration with the cantonal police forces.

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