Panama investigators raid Mossack Fonseca property

  • 23/04/2016
(Reuters file)
(Reuters file)

Panamanian investigators have raided a property used by Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the centre of a massive leak of offshore financial data, an official from the local prosecutor's office says.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a statement with more details would be sent later.

Leaks from the Panama-based law firm, dubbed the "Panama Papers," have embarrassed several world leaders and shone a spotlight on the shadowy world of offshore companies.

Panamanian media reported that investigators left a Mossack Fonseca storehouse with bags full of shredded papers.

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Mossack Fonseca, which specialises in setting up offshore companies, has said it broke no laws, destroyed no documents, and all its operations were legal.