The Geneva home of Beny Steinmetz, the billionaire natural-resources investor who is Israel’s richest person, was raided by Swiss police, according to a person familiar with the matter. The raid was ordered by Geneva’s public prosecutor following a request by the government of Guinea.
The case has a number of London connections – not least the fact that Steinmetz’s involvement at Simandou was linked to the confiscation of Rio Tinto assets by the Guinean Government.
See also: Inquiry over Steinmetz Guinea mining deal extends to UK and Guernsey,