Dutch prosecutors raided the offices of construction company Strukton as part of an investigation into alleged bribery relating to a multibillion-euro Saudi Arabian metro project, they said on Friday.
Strukton is one of several companies involved in a $7.8 billion contract to build three metro lines in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Other participants in the consortium, led by Spain’s FCC, are France’s Alstom and Setec, South Korea’s Samsung, Freyssinet Saudi Arabia and Typsa, also of Spain.
Strukton’s share of the Arriyadh Development Authority project, which includes 63.8 km (40 miles) of tracks and 26 stations, is worth roughly $1 billion, the company said.
Strukton confirmed on Friday that searches were underway and said it was cooperating.
Prosecutors said the investigation was part of efforts to clamp down on bribery of bureaucrats by Dutch businesses abroad.