It has been reported that on the 6 October during a coordinated search and arrest operation, over 80 members of the Serious Fraud Office, supported by local police services executed search warrants at 8 residential and one commercial site in the UK. Two men were arrested and interviewed. Two search warrants were also executed in Spain by the Spanish authorities in relation to three British nationals. Six search warrants were executed on residential premises in Australia. This action was the result of a joint investigation between the Serious Fraud Office and the Australian Federal Police. It involves the activities of employees and agents of Securency International PTY Ltd and their alleged corrupt role in securing international polymer banknote contracts.