In a joint investigation conducted by the Slovak National Criminal Service, the Czech Financial Intelligence Unit, the Czech Financial Administration and Europol, it was revealed that an international spiral of criminals had been signed up in various countries by companies working as job seekers to send out jobseekers. companies in Czech Republic.
The owners of these organizations then created a large group of companies that they used to provide false invoices to avoid VAT and income tax. This criminal activity has been going on for a long time and as a result, the damage caused by the theft of VAT exceeds, according to Europol, € 7,200,000 (about CZK 180,000,000).
The prizma operation, as it was called, was conducted with the participation of more than 200 police officers and with the support of Europol. During the operation, police conducted thorough searches of 30 homes and other buildings. A total of 23 people have been detained and 19 of them have already been indicted by the police while 5 legal entities have also been indicted by the Czech police. The value of the assets seized is approximately € 4,800,000, not including the € 1,800,000 cash seized.