The Brussels judicial authorities have started different investigations into money laundering. These concern illegal foreign bank accounts but also other foreign properties of Ben Ali and his family. It is believed that the president and his relatives and friends have transferred millions of dollars to bank accounts abroad.
Investigators have asked banks and insurance companies to report suspect transactions. Interpol has also taken legal action at the request of the Belgians. Foreign assets of Ben Ali and his family have already been seized in France, Switzerland, Canada and the United Arab Emirates.