Prosecutors have held 15 Chinese citizens and a Romanian in tax evasion and money laundering at the Red Dragon retail complex in Bucharest.The damage is estimated at USD 100 million (EUR 87.4 million), reports local Mediafax.
The authorities are searching for two other Chinese citizens.
The Ilfov Court will rule on the prosecutors’ request for their provisional arrest in their absence.
Between March 2014 and January 2015, Chinese nationals, employed by ghost companies, collected daily the income resulted from fiscal evasion from various shops within the Red Dragon retail complex. They were depositing the money in bank accounts, for false reasons, such as a “merchandise advance”. Then they sent the money to companies in China.