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Money-laundering gang with links to south american cartels busted in Spain

The criminal group was also involved in debt collection and contract killings Europol supported the Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) and the US Drug Enforcement Administration to dismantle an... Read more »

Europol. Two arrests in Spain for terrorist financing

The individuals are believed to be part of a structure collecting financial contributions from followers of the so-called Islamic State. The Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) supported by Europol,... Read more »

Electricity bill of over €1.5 million leads police to 5 illegal marijuana plantations in Spain

Last month,  the Spanish National Police (Policia Nacional), together with the Dutch Police (Politie) and the Belgian Federal Police (Federale Politie, Police Fédérale) and Europol seized more than 34 000 plants... Read more »

2.5 Tonnes of waste trafficked from the Canary Islands to Africa

700 kg of electrical waste and electronic equipment was among the waste seized by the Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) after a two-year investigation. An organised crime group has... Read more »

Arrest in Spain for dissemination of jihadist terrorist propaganda

On 3 June 2020, Europol supported the Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) in arresting a man in Madrid on suspicion of radicalisation and for dissemination of jihadist terrorist propaganda... Read more »

Corrupted football officials cornered in Spain

More than €10 million from ghost football player transfers laundered Since 2018, the Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) has been investigating two football agents linked to one of the... Read more »

One arrested in Spain for indoctrinating and recruiting young people to the so-called Islamic State

Europol supported Policía Nacional (Spanish National Police) in arresting a man in Ceuta (Spain) suspected of indoctrinating young people and promoting and disseminating jihadist terrorist propaganda. Police officers also... Read more »

From Marocco to Spain in 30 minutes: how a crime group smuggled migrants and cannabis on jet skis

An organised crime group from Morocco used jet skis to smuggle migrants and cannabis across the Mediterranean Sea to Spain. The group was dismantled in a joint action day... Read more »

Man funding the so-called Islamic State apprehended in Spain

This morning the Spanish National Police, with the support of Europol and the National Intelligence Center, arrested a Moroccan individual in Málaga, Spain, suspected of terrorist financing. The arrestee... Read more »

Illegal network used cryptocurrencies and credit cards to launder more than EUR 8 million

The ring was active in Spain and Colombia. Operation Tulipan Blanca, coordinated by Europol and conducted by the Spanish Guardia Civil with the support of the Finnish authorities and... Read more »

Asia: glass eel traffickers earned more than eur 37 million from illegal exports

350kg of live glass eels seized and will be returned to their natural habitat. Europol has supported Operation Elvers which was led by the Spanish Guardia Civil in collaboration... Read more »

Iraqi group busted for smuggling migrants from Spain to the UK

The gang smuggled the migrants, mainly Albanian nationals and refugees from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Syria, on regular ferries. Seven members of the network have been arrested. Europol has... Read more »

Mastermind behind Eur 1 billion cyber bank robbery arrested in Spain

Cybercrime syndicate infiltrated over 100 financial institutions in 40 countries   The leader of the crime gang behind the Carbanak and Cobalt malware attacks targeting over a 100 financial... Read more »

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.... Read more »

12 arrested and 4 women safeguarded in Spain and the UK in operation against sexual exploitation of women

The members of the human trafficking ring recruited the victims in Nigeria using voodoo threats The Spanish National Police, supported by Europol, the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the... Read more »

Europol, 11 arrests and 16 victims in operation against sexual exploitation of women

The victims were Nigerian women who were tricked into working as prostitutes by using voodoo threats to control them. The Spanish National Police, supported by Europol, have safeguarded 16 Nigerian... Read more »

Europol: 11 arrest and 9 victims safeguarded in operation against sexual exploitation of women

Spanish Guardia Civil and the Romanian Police have joined forces, supported by Europol and Eurojust, to dismantle an organised group involved in trafficking women for sexual exploitation in Madrid.... Read more »

1 arrest for disseminating jihadist terrorist propaganda in Spain

Last night, on the 3rd July 2017, an individual was arrested in Madrid (Spain) on suspicion of radicalisation and for dissemination of jihadist terrorist propaganda via the internet. The... Read more »

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... Read more »

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,... Read more »