The employment agency. Photo:Pi Frisk / SvD / TT.
The employment agency. Photo:Pi Frisk / SvD / TT.

Several apprehended in financial crime raid

Seven people have been taken into custody by police in an investigation into an organized crime ring. they are suspected of serious fraud against the employment agency in Stockholm county.

According to Swedish Radio News, two employees from the employment agency are suspected of assisting with the fraud.

Swedish Radio News also has information that one of the suspects is high-up in the Syrian Orthodox church who, through his position there, fooled the employment agency out of millions of krona through false employment of people.

In September 2014, 16 people were convicted in the so-called Södertälje network, after a double murder, among other incidents. These latest arrests are part of the investigation into the network.

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