Mafia boss wanted in Spain arrested in Dubai

10th May 2006, Comments 0 comments

10 May 2006, MADRID — The boss of a Russian mafia gang wanted in Spain in connection with a multi-million euro money laundering scam has been arrested in Dubai.

10 May 2006

MADRID — The boss of a Russian mafia gang wanted in Spain in connection with a multi-million euro money laundering scam has been arrested in Dubai.

Zuhar Knuyazevich Kalashov was arrested as he left a party held by other Russian mafia leaders in the Gulf city.

Kalashov, whose gang is based in Barcelona, is facing extradition to Spain in connection with allegations of laundering millions through Spanish property interests.

In June last year, Spanish police arrested 30 people, most of them Russian or Eastern European gang members, in an operation codenamed Wasp.

The operation to arrest Kalashov was led by Spanish police working with Interpol and the Emirates authorities. 

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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