Casais Gibraltar director arrested for bribery

The director of Gibraltar’s largest building company was arrested by the Royal Gibraltar Police for an alleged bribe worth £20,000.

Helder Mendes da Silva allegedly made the bribe back in April to encourage a third party to approve disputed works on a project.

The project was estimated to be at around 2 million pounds but it’s not been reported what it was.

Mendes da Silva was arrested – along with two other senior construction executive for Casais Gibraltar who were arrested back in May.

The arrest of da Silva comes after three months of investigations since the two executives were arrested.

Casais are responsible for a large number of projects in Gibraltar even building the two new elementary schools there.

Mendes da Silva will appear before magistrates at 10am Wednesday morning.

The RGP and Guardia Civil across the border in Spain have been clamping down on corruption, bringing in extra officers from the UK and Madrid and upping physical searches to deter drugs and money laundering.

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