Spanish police said Tuesday they arrested 11 Russian and Ukrainian citizens who laundered more than € 10 million (US$ 11.1 million) via local property purchases, media reported Tuesday.
The Spanish Civil Guard dealt a major blow to an organized money-laundering ring with connections to two Russian crime syndicates on Tuesday. The operation, two years in the making, was named “Usura” and was supported by Europol.
The National Court of Spain issued arrest warrants for several Russian citizens, including top officials allegedly close to President Vladimir Putin’s circle and linked to the Russian organized crime in Spain.
Spanish police have dismantled two Nigerian sex trafficking rings that exploited more than an estimated 50 women and girls, a Tuesday police statement said.
Spanish police have dismantled a drug ring and arrested 20 people suspected of using helicopters to fly in hashish from Morocco, a Saturday news release by the Spanish Civil Guard said.
Five directors of the Spanish branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) have been arrested as part of a probe into alleged money laundering of more than € 40 million (US$ 44 million), according to a Feb. 17 news release from Europol.
Princess Cristina was charged on Monday by a Mallorcan court with two counts of tax fraud- the first member of Spain’s royal family to be put on trial, according to the Associated Press.
The UK National Crime Agency (NCA) has seized three tons of cocaine, worth half a billion British pounds sterling (US$ 732.6 million) and arrested seven British suspects, reported The Sun.
Spanish authorities have arrested 89 people in a crackdown on a large human trafficking network allegedly run by Chinese and Pakistani nationals.
Spanish authorities have seized nearly 16 tons of cannabis resin from a vessel, arresting all nine crew members.
Princess CristinaAmid a simmering tax fraud scandal, King Felipe VI of Spain has stripped his sister of her title.
Spanish police working with the European Union police agency (Europol) report that they have dismantled a massive transnational money laundering network which has laundered more than US$ 337 million in the past six years, mostly in countries in southern Europe.
Andorran authorities have taken control of Banca Privada d'Andorra (BPA) after the US treasury named the bank a “primary money laundering concern”.
Spanish authorities have arrested Ukraine’s former finance minister Yuri Kolobov on suspicion of embezzlement.
Romanian, Spanish and European Union (EU) authorities teamed up to bust a human trafficking ring in Pahova County in central Romania, officials said Tuesday.
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