Police have raided the headquarters of Slovakia’s state-run lottery company Tipos and arrested its chief executive after a tip off over money laundering allegations.
Detectives also reportedly detained the firm’s boss, Ján Barczi, as part of the Tuesday morning operation. He was seen in a short piece of news footage being led by police into an unmarked car.
Eyewitnesses said that around 30 officers from the National Criminal Agency (NAKA) entered the building in the capital Bratislava, amid allegations of money laundering through gambling accounts to private bank accounts.
Other concerns are understood to include the recruitment of an assistant, allegedly hired by Barczi, and concerns around several suspicious contracts, according to local media.