Zurich police say taking action in FIFA investigation

Thu Dec 3, 2015 12:53am EST
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ZURICH (Reuters) - Zurich police are taking action in a probe of corruption at global soccer body FIFA, a spokesman said after the New York Times reported more arrests were taking place.

"Police steps are being taken on Thursday on behalf of the (Swiss) Federal Office of Justice (FOJ)," a spokesman for police in FIFA's home canton of Zurich said. He referred all other questions to the FOJ, which was not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Michael Shields and Joshua Franklin; Editing by Nick Macfie)

A general view shows FIFA's headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland December 2, 2015.    REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann