Zürich / Palma de Mallorca – A high-ranking employee of the Swiss private bank IHAG has been arrested in Mallorca. An international arrest warrant had been issued against him at the instigation of the USA. The allegation of the investigative authorities: The banker is said to have hidden income and assets of 65 million US dollars from the US tax authorities for three US customers from 2008 to 2014. First the Mallorca newspaper reported. The financial industry is now in a state of flurry as no one knows how many more arrest warrants exist.
Police officers at the airport in Palma de Mallorca became aware of the 61-year-old last Monday when he had to present his papers during a routine check at the border counter. A comparison with the Interpol database showed that an international arrest warrant had been available against the man since January 2021. He was then arrested. The fact that the suspect wanted to get on a plane carelessly is a clear indication that he had no idea of the arrest warrant against him.
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