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43 ARRESTED AFTER 27 POISONED BY CLAMS IN SPAIN

11 companies now under investigation in relation to illegal activities with €9 million annual turnover An investigation into the trafficking of contaminated clams resulted in dismantling a large organised crime network involving poachers, intermediaries and distribution companies responsible for the food poisoning of at least 27 individuals in Spain. The investigation involved the Portuguese Economic and Food […]

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More than 600 smuggled reptiles found in Spain: 9 people arrested

A Spanish criminal network trafficking rare animals has been dismantled by the Spanish Guardia Civil after more than 600 reptiles from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania were found. Nine people have been arrested and seven, suspected members of the criminal network, are under investigation. Members of the criminal group bought the animals from Australia, […]

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SPANISH MONEY LAUNDERING NETWORK FRONTING AS KEBAB MEAT SUPPLIER DISMANTLED BY POLICE

The Spanish Guardia Civil led a police operation against an international criminal organisation that resulted in 5 arrests and pressing charges against 15 persons. The targeted organisation operating both in Germany and Spain was involved in money laundering activities. The criminal enterprise used a network of food establishments to conceal their activities, fronting as kebab […]

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Spanish Guardia Civil supported by Europol breaks up an illegal tobacco factory

On 5 December 2017 the Spanish Guardia Civil, with support from the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova, the Bulgarian Police of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Romanian Guard Police, the Greek Police, and Europol, arrested 18 members of a criminal organisation for manufacturing more than […]

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International vehicle theft and trafficking ring busted in Spain

The ring was involved in the theft of at least 85 vehicles with which they could have earned more than EUR 1.5 million in illegal profits. The Spanish Guardia Civil, supported by the Bulgarian Police, Portuguese Police and Europol, have dismantled an international crime group dedicated to vehicle theft and the illicit trafficking of the […]

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Organised crime network involved in facilitated illegal immigration dismantled in Spain

With the support of Europol, the Spanish Guardia Civil has dismantled a criminal network accused of facilitating illegal immigration from Morocco to Spain, as well as trafficking hashish. It is estimated that the criminal network could have facilitated the entry of at least 300 irregular migrants, some of them minors, and made EUR 350 000 […]

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An individual suspected of financing Islamic State arrested in Spain

On 15 March 2017, the Spanish Guardia Civil, supported by Europol, arrested in Girona (Spain) a Moroccan national suspected of helping finance the terrorist group Islamic State (IS). The arrestee, aged 43, was under investigation for participating, along with two of his brothers arrested in July 2016, in a complex financial scheme which involved sending […]

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Huge firearms depot seized during operation Portu now revealed

The Spanish National Police has exposed the arsenal of war seized in January in Spain during operation Portu, supported by Europol. Over 10 000 assault rifles, anti-aerial machine guns, 400 shells and grenades, as well as pistols, revolvers and parts to reactivate weapons, have been catalogued. Operation Portu, against illicit firearms trafficking, was carried out […]

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10 000 firearms seized in Spain with support of Europol

On 12-13 January 2017, the Counter Terrorism Units of the Spanish National Police in Madrid, Bilbao, Valencia and Gerona, with the collaboration of Europol, have carried out an operation within the framework of an investigation against the illicit trafficking of firearms. During the course of this action, 5 individuals have been arrested, 6 house searches […]

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MAIN EUROPEAN UNION HUB FOR DISTRIBUTION OF COUNTERFEIT GOODS DISMANTLED

Almost 265 000 products infringing intellectual property rights – textiles, footwear, watches, sunglasses, leather goods, jewellery and more – were seized. Investigators have so far confirmed an illicit turnover of more than EUR 5 million and money laundering activity that would exceed EUR 9 million. The gang operated in the areas of La Junquera and […]

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Europol teams up with Spanish authorities to bring down human trafficking network

Sixteen individuals have been arrested and nine underage victims rescued during a joint operation between the Spanish National Police, the Urban Guard of Barcelona (Guardia Urbana) and Europol, to dismantle an organised crime group (OCG) involved in trafficking young women. The action day took place on 14 November in Barcelona and resulted in the seizure […]

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Europol, Spain and Poland dismantle Polish crime group involved in drugs smuggling

Europol has coordinated a joint investigation by the Spanish National Police (UDYCO Costa del Sol) and the Polish Police (Polish Central Bureau of Investigation) to dismantle a criminal group involved in drugs smuggling. The gang, which was operating in Costa del Sol (Spain), was largely known by the Polish Police for having committed serious crimes […]

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Spanish network behind the illegal distribution of pay-TV channels dismantled

A joint investigation by the Spanish National Police and Tax Authorities, with the support of the German local police Hanau, Europol and Eurojust, has resulted in the dismantling of a criminal network specialised in the illegal distribution of pay-TV channels in Spain. The illicit distribution was done through pirated decoders (cardsharing) and the Internet. In […]

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29 arrests in Spain as result of joint operation targeting traffickers in human beings for sexual exploitation

On 12-13 April the Spanish Guardia Civil and Chinese Police, in close cooperation with Europol, successfully dismantled a Chinese organised crime group which was actively trafficking to Spain Chinese women for sexual exploitation. The action days carried out in Madrid, Soria, Lleida, Girona, Valencia, Zaragoza and Toledo were further supported by representatives from the police […]

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Spanish operation nets suspects behind illegal fishing

RIBEIRA, Spain – An investigation by Spanish authorities into a network of companies and individuals linked to a fleet of illegal fishing vessels active in the Antarctic has resulted in six arrests and a further 13 people placed under investigation. The operators are accused of environmental crimes, money laundering, falsification of documents and organized crime […]

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:VIDEO: Spanish National Police Force seizes 20,000 military uniforms and accessories intended for Al-Nusra Front and DAESH

​Following on from the anti-terrorist police operation against Jihadi activities undertaken by the General Commissariat of Intelligence of the Spanish National Police Force on 7 February, during which seven people were arrested for providing logistical and financial support to the terrorist groups DAESH and Al-Nusra Front operating in Syria and Iraq, the Spanish National Police […]

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Directors of Chinese bank arrested in Spain in money laundering probe

On 17 February 2016 Europol supported the Spanish Guardia Civil in an operation which targeted the top management of the Spanish branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) as part of a probe into the suspected laundering of at least EUR 40 million. This operation, known as Operation Shadow, is part of […]

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