The 2.6 TB files, involving 214,488 entities, exposed incredible secrets of the underworld economy, where a network of banks, law firms and other middlemen utilize shell companies, sometimes to hide illegal wealth.
“I want to let you know that government has written to us and given us some names based on what they have been reading and hearing regarding that document,” Mr. Saba said.
He said as soon as the #PanamaPapers reporting started, the CCB attempted to get the full leaks until Premium Times assisted it by making some details for its scrutiny.
Mr. Saba said the CCB, after studying the papers, has questions for some public officers in the country.
He would not, however, disclose the names of the affected public officers.
“I think it (Panama Papers) is going to be helpful because already we have some questions for certain public officers, which I will not be able to disclose at the moment. Until they finish answering those questions, I may not be able to discuss it,” he said. The CCB boss said the agency took some time to respond because it could not secure the leaked documents.