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178 arrested in international raids on Spain-based crime gang

Tue 15th Jun 2010

Spain's Ministry of the Interior has today reported how police have arrested a total of 178 people throughout 12 countries who are suspected of being members of an international crime gang based largely in Spain.

Raids took place consecutivey in France, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Romania, Australia, Sweden, Greece, Finland, Hungary and the USA.

A statement released earlier today revealed that a two-year investigation discovered that the organization was involved in credit card fraud, robbery with violence, extortion, sexual expoitation and money laundering. It is believed to have made in excess of €20 million from various

illegal activities.

Police also uncovered 11 workshops where credit cards were falsified during their 84 raids.

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