LONDON Dec 19 Mining company BSG Resources
(BSGR) said on Monday Israeli police had detained for
questioning Beny Steinmetz, one of Israel's richest men.
"This development is in the aftermath of ongoing and what
BSGR believes to be obsolete investigations surrounding bribery
and corruption against BSGR," BSGR said in a statement, adding
it believed the allegations to be baseless.
It said the investigations were initiated by the government
of Guinea with international police organisations in the United
States, Britain and Switzerland.
It said Steinmetz was an adviser to BSGR.
Earlier Israeli police said they had detained a prominent
businessman, but did not name him.
(Reporting by Barbara Lewis, editing by Louise Heavens)