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As the prosecutors’ office for the Confederation, the OAG is responsible for investigating and prosecuting offences that fall under federal jurisdiction, which are specified in Articles 23 and 24 of the Swiss Criminal Procedure Code and in other federal legislation. 

Latest press releases from the OAG

02.09.2022: The OAG files indictment on charges of blowing open two ATMs in the canton of Schaffhausen

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Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland files indictment on charges of blowing open two ATMs in the canton of Schaffhausen

02.09.2022, Bern: The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has filed an indictment in the Federal Criminal Court against a 38-year-old Romanian citizen. It accuses him of blowing open two ATMs in the canton of Schaffhausen, in February 2021 in Wilchingen and in April 2021 in Buchberg. 

01.09.2022: Combating terrorism: Searches and arrests in the cantons of Geneva and Vaud

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Combating terrorism: Searches and arrests in the cantons of Geneva and Vaud

Bern, 01.09.2022: On the instructions
of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG), officers from fedpol and the Geneva and Vaud cantonal police forces searched four houses in the cantons of Geneva and Vaud on 1 September 2022 and arrested two persons. The OAG is conducting criminal proceedings against the persons arrested on suspicion of participating in or supporting the proscribed terrorist organisation
"Islamic state".

22.08.2022: Explosives find at the Thayngen customs post: Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland files indictment

Explosives find at the Thayngen customs post: Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland files indictment

Berne, 22.08.2022: On 3 November 2021, a car that had been driven to Switzerland from the Netherlands through Germany was stopped and checked at the Thayngen customs post. Inside the vehicle, in addition to various other suspicious items, four packages containing around two kilogrammes of explosives in total were discovered. The 51-year-old driver of the vehicle was arrested and placed in pre-trial detention. The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has now filed an indictment against him in the Federal Criminal Court, primarily on charges of transporting explosives and offences under the Explosives Act.

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