"There is reason to suspect that they deliberately brought over the money that may have been washed," writes the prosecutor in a statement.
The arrested were persons whose work meant to ensure that money-laundering was not in the bank's operations, " said the prosecutor at a press conference. More arrests are expected.
has been carried out in Georgia and Azerbaijan, and the total amount is estimated to reach about 300 million u.s. dollars, equivalent to approximately sek 2.7 billion, according to prosecutors.
Danske Bank is being investigated by the authorities in Denmark, Estonia, the united kingdom and in the united states for suspected money laundering in the bank's Estonian operations 2007-2015.
Danske Bank has acknowledged that the bank's control systems with regard to money laundering in Estonia have not been sufficient, but having said that the management had not violated the law.
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