Police detained five suspected members of an arms trafficking ring and seized up to 12,000 illegal firearms with an estimated street value of US$ 10.5 million, the Spanish Interior Ministry said Sunday.
Police in Spain arrested 61 Georgian mafia members specializing in house burglaries, Spanish authorities announced Wednesday in a press release.
A joint operation between Spanish and Moroccan authorities smashed apart Europe’s “most active” cocaine smuggling operation, resulting in two dozen arrests and the seizure of more than 2.5 tonnes of cocaine at sea, Spain’s interior ministry said Tuesday.
Spanish police announced Monday the arrest of 30 people involved in a transnational group that sold refitted guns from Eastern Europe over the Internet.
Spanish authorities detained four people on Monday suspected of being part of a migrant smuggling network that may have been used by the Islamic State (IS) to bring its members to Europe.
A court in the Spanish city of Barcelona issued an international warrant on Friday for the arrest of Dmitry Firtash, an exiled Ukrainian oligarch allied to Russian President Vladimir Putin and tied to US president-elect Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, media reports said.
One of the largest corruption trials in Spanish history began Tuesday in Madrid for 37 members of the ruling People’s Party (PP) accused of taking part in a massive bribery scheme.
Spanishpolice said Monday they arrested a senior member of the 18th Street gang, a major criminal organization in Central and North America, as part of an effort to stop an apparent push by the criminal organization into Europe.
Spanish and Lithuanian police have arrested dozens of people who were allegedly part of a gang involved in the large scale trafficking of drugs and weapons, some of which may have found their way into the hands of terrorists, Lithuanian police said Monday.
A joint European police operation has led to the seizure of more than three tonnes of hashish off Italy’s coast, dealing another blow to a Polish-led criminal network that has been under investigation for two years, Europol said Wednesday.
Police arrested a senior member of Italy’s Camorra organized crime network who had fled the country and was hiding out on Spain’s southeastern coast, media reported Tuesday.
Spanish police said Wednesday they had dismantled an Albanian-Bulgarian network smuggling heroin and other drugs from the Balkans and Turkey to the cities of Barcelona and Tarragona, arresting seven members of the group.
Spanish authorities arrested 23 members of an alleged Polish drug trafficking gang, seizing more than a ton of hashish and property worth nearly €2.2 million (US$ 2.46 million), police said Friday.
Spanish police arrested Friday five men suspected of being members of the infamous Pink Panthers gang, after a lightning robbery that saw them allegedly steal €400,000 (US $443,620) worth of jewelery in under a minute.
Spain's National Court sentenced 11 company executives to prison on Wednesday over a pyramid scheme that saw nearly 200,000 people cheated out of billions of dollars.
The Spanish police released a video last week showing the arrest of the son of the former mayor of Kyiv in connection to a multi-million dollar money laundering ring – contradicting claims by his father that he was free.
Spanish police said Tuesday they arrested 11 Russian and Ukrainian citizens who laundered more than € 10 million (US$ 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.
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