Spanish police arrested 64 people and confiscated tons of drugs during an operation that brought down a gang that used speed boats to move drugs from Morocco to Spain, Europol said.
Spanish police arrested three Croatian nationals when they intercepted their sailboat in the Spanish waters near La Palma carrying a total of 980 packages or nearly a ton of high-quality cocaine,Guardia Civil said in a statement on Saturday.
Spanish National Police arrested 12 people suspected of organizing asham marriage network that facilitated illegal immigration into the European Union, Europol said in astatement on Wednesday.
Portuguese and Spanish police arrested six and indicted 32 people in a two-day bust of a cross-border crime ring practicing VAT fraud, Europol announced.
In two separate,Europol-coordinated operations, Spanish and Romanian police detained five suspects and dismantled their illegal print shops, preventing this way millions of counterfeit euros and Romanian lei from entering the European financial circuits.
Four former executives of the Spanish branch of ICBC, China’s largest state-owned bank, pleaded guilty on Monday to laundering tens of millions of euros in illicit funds, mostly originating from suspected Chinese organized crime groups.
Prosecutors at Spain’s Supreme Court announced on Monday that they will investigate whether former King Juan Carlos I was bribed by Saudi Arabia to facilitate the construction of a bullet train by a Spanish railway company.
The family of Azerbaijan’s former security chief has built up a business and property empire in Europe worth over 100 million euros
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Authorities in Spain have arrested 18 people, including a former football player, for smuggling a ton of cocaine hidden in the fibres of cardboard fruit boxes.
With a cacophony of banging pots and pans, Spaniards tried to sound out King Felipe’s speech, who took to the airwaves to discuss the severity of the coronavirus.
King Felipe VI said he will renounce his inheritance in response to the largest corruption scandal implicating the Spanish royal family since the county’s transition to democracy at the end of the 1970’s. But some say the announcement is meaningless as the law won’t let him do that.
Investigators in more than 15 countries have seized almost 36 million units of medical drugs in a coordinated sting on European groups trafficking black market and counterfeit medications.
Spanish authorities have raided the properties of two prominent football agents suspected of organizing fictitious transfers of players through a Cypriot club to launder a large amount of money and evade taxes.
Bulgaria’s prosecution office said on Monday it will ask Spanish authorities to provide information about an alleged money laundering investigation that might link the country’s long-serving prime minister Boyko Borisov to assets in Spain worth roughly five million euro (US$5.4 million).
Spanish police detained 20 suspected members of an organized crime group that ran an illegal cigarette factory in a bunker hidden four meters below the ground at a horse stable near Malaga. Workers inside were locked up for days and almost suffocated due to lack of air.
Ukrainian MP Oleksandr Gerega has failed to include two luxurious Spanish properties, estimated to be worth more than six million euros (US$6.6 million), into his asset declaration, investigative journalists from Slidstvo.Info reported on Thursday.
Spanish and Colombian authorities detained 12 drug trafficking suspects who allegedly used vehicles from their car dealerships, repair shops and caravan parks to move cocaine around and their businesses to launder money, Europol announced on Thursday.
Spanish prosecutors are seeking decades-long sentences for eight individuals suspected of having bribed Saudi officials to get contracts to export weapons, as part of an investigation into corruption that had been going on for 25 years, El Mundo reported.
The phrase food crime usually entails mixing watermelon and lentils or decorating a glass of milk with hot dogs. But an organized crime group in Spain may have given it a new meaning when it poisoned 27 people with illegally poached clams.
Two anti-corruption groups hailed the start of a money laundering trial featuring the uncle of Syria’s dictator as a first step in combating corruption in France.
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