Eight were arrested and referred to the Belgian investigating judge in charge of the case, and one person was placed under a European arrest warrant in Italy. Some 32 luxury vehicles were seized as well as a sum of approximately 300,000 euros in cash.
“This case was initiated following observations made on a site by the Contrôle des Lois Sociales (CLS). Responsible for the investigation, the labor auditor of Brussels, a public prosecutor’s office specializing in social law, decided to put the file for investigation, “said the latter, in a statement Tuesday evening. “Under the direction of the investigating judge, the investigation started and resulted in the operation on October 19”.
A network of Belgian and foreign companies, and their managers, are suspected of bringing Romanian workers to Belgium via companies established in various European countries, without respecting European and national rules on posting and worker subjugation. social security and working conditions, including remuneration.
As part of the searches launched on Tuesday, the Brussels PJF received the support of Europol and Italian and Luxembourg police.
In addition to luxury vehicles and cash, real estate was also seized, as well as many miscellaneous valuables.
“This file reflects the priority that the public prosecutor gives to the fight against serious and organized social fraud in general and to the fight against social dumping in particular”, commented the auditor.