BERN, Switzerland — Swiss prosecutors said they have launched a money laundering investigation into accounts belonging to ousted Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his family.
The Federal Prosecutors Office said the accounts blocked two weeks ago contain tens of millions of Swiss francs.
Prosecutors office spokeswoman Walburga Bur said the probe may take time as some of the cases are complicated.
Zurich weekly NZZ am Sonntag
reported Sunday that Swiss authorities were alerted about the money laundering allegations by financial institutions.