AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch prosecutors said on Friday they had uncovered “prosecutable offences” during their ongoing investigation into Royal Dutch Shell’s $1.3 billion acquisition of Nigerian offshore oilfield OPL 245 in 2011.
“Based on the preliminary criminal investigation, public prosecutors concluded that there are prosecutable offences,” a spokeswoman said in a statement.
“We cannot provide any additional comment.”
Shell has denied any wrongdoing relating to the deal, which is the subject of a separate court case in Milan.
Reporting by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Alexander Smith