On 12th April, a news release from Europol said that financial investigators from the Hungarian National Tax and Customs Administration have disrupted an organised criminal network for VAT fraud associated with money laundering. 6 criminals have been arrested. The suspects include a business owner with a large-scale business network, his son, the MD of the company involved in the fraud and 3 other people. In total, 16 properties in Spain and 5 in Italy were seized by authorities, several vehicles and other belongings worth a total of €70 million. One of the suspects was caught by financial investigators at the airport when travelling to the Maldives.