BRUSSELS, June 19 Belgian prosecutors said on
Thursday that the head of UBS Belgium had been
detained for questioning in connection with their investigation
into alleged tax fraud by the Swiss bank's unit.
Prosecutors told a news conference that the alleged fraud
amounted to several billion euros.
Brussels prosecutors said earlier this month that they had
launched an investigation into UBS Belgium for suspected money
laundering and organised crime.
The Swiss bank offers wealth management services in Belgium
with offices in Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent.
(Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek, writing by Philip
Blenkinsop; editing by Barbara Lewis)