In May 2020, Avrox won a bid to procure 15 million masks for €32m in June 2020. However, after delivering the masks late, the company was questioned concerning certain certifications.
Speaking to Belgian news site RTBF, prosecutor spokesperson Sarah Durant confirmed that four people were suspected of forgery, fraud and money laundering, according to the De Tijd newspaper.
Among the suspects were Laurent Hericord, the managing director, and Brice Erniquin, who was not an employee of Avrox.
The Belgian government had bought the masks to distribute free-of-charge to citizens.
This article has been modified following its publication to rectify some information.