Massive police operation against Mafia in Spain

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15 December 2006, MADRID — Spanish police have led a Europe-wide operation against the Italian Mafia which netted 90 suspects.

15 December 2006

MADRID — Spanish police have led a Europe-wide operation against the Italian Mafia which netted 90 suspects.

Twenty-nine suspects were detained across Spain itself in an operation which involved French, Italian and German police.

There have been 40 arrests in Italy, 20 in France and one in Germany.

The gang was said to have links between the Italian Camorra, based in Naples, and organised criminals from Spain, Colombia, France and Bulgaria.

They were all trafficking cocaine and cannabis through Italy.

Spanish police have seized 4.8 tonnes of cannabis, and 950kg of cocaine. Other smaller amounts have also been seized in Italy, Germany and France.

At least 230 people have been investigated and 3,500 financial probes have been carried out on various bank accounts.

Two million euros have been frozen in bank accounts in Italy and other amounts in Europe and South America.

Goods worth EUR 14m have been seized in Italy by the authorities.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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