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A total of 2,198 people have been investigated over VAT-related offences since 2010, with the numbers appearing to be on a downward trend.
Finance Minister Edward Scicluna provided figures in response to a parliamentary question by government whip Glenn Bedingfield.
The largest number of investigations – 449 – took place in 2011, followed by the 331 investigations which took place the following year.
In all subsequent years, the number of people investigated did not exceed 300. Just 65 people have been investigated this year.