Norwegian police are investigating, the country’s largest bank, to establish whether any laws were broken in its handling of payments from an Icelandic fisheries firm to Namibia, police and the bank said on Thursday.
The investigation follows a report by Iceland’s public broadcaster this month that said Icelandic fisheries group Samherji had made illicit payments worth millions of dollars to secure fishing quotas in Namibia.
Samherji and DNB have both denied wrongdoing.
The case has led to the arrest of Namibia’s former justice minister and cast a shadow over the country’s ruling party as it contests an election.
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