The daily Het Laatste Nieuws reports that a leading Antwerp detective involved in the fight against diamond fraud has been arrested.The arrested detective is the head of Antwerp police's diamond unit.
The officer's home has been raided and gold, diamonds and cash were reportedly found.
Antwerp prosecutors have confirmed that house searches have taken place. Judicial police raided the offices of the federal police in Antwerp. The Diamond Unit that heads investigations into the city's important diamond sector was the focus of the raids.