The public prosecutor’s office in Düsseldorf is investigating a possible fraud involving millions of euros on the European gas market. Damage of up to 40 million euros is said to have occurred in Germany alone.

Four people are suspected of having sold wholesale gas in 2018 that they did not have, a spokesman for the authority said on Monday. This could have caused damage of up to 40 million euros in Germany alone. Further damage in the millions may have occurred in other European countries. The “Wirtschaftswoche” had previously reported on it.

The public prosecutor’s office is checking whether a network operating from Dubai is behind the four suspects, reported the “Wirtschaftswoche”. In addition to the German authorities, law enforcement authorities in the Netherlands, Austria and Ireland are also investigating.