Mossack Fonseca's El Salvador office raided

Apr 10, 2016, 07:21 IST | Agencies

London: Prosecutors in El Salvador have raided the offices of Mossack Fonseca, the Panamian law firm at the centre of the global data leak for allegedly facilitating people to open offices in tax havens, and siezed a host of documents and computers.

El Salvador Attorney General Douglas Melendez himself supervised the raid after noticing that the company had removed the sign board, his office said in a tweet. The employees, however, said that the board was removed since they were moving offices.

"A good amount of computer equipment was found inside the offices of Mossack Fonseca," said the Attorney General's office after the raids at their premises in Colonia Escalon, an area in the Central American country's capital city, San Salvador.

Melendez later told the media that seven employees were questioned and 20 computers had been seized, but no detention was made. "At this moment we cannot speak about any crime," he said, adding the El Salvador office could have been helping in processing global information for the law firm.

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