Police smash money laundering gang - at law firm

11th March 2005, Comments 0 comments

11 March 2005, MARBELLA-Police have arrested forty people for alleged money laundering at a law firm in the southern city of Marbella.

11 March 2005

MARBELLA-Police have arrested forty people for alleged money laundering at a law firm in the southern city of Marbella.

Among those arrested were three notaries and a number of lawyers.

Police have also seized a number of classic cars and high-powered motorcycles in a raid on the offices.

The police operation was coordinated with similar raids in other areas of Andalucia.

According to the regional newspaper El Sur de Malaga, police  conducted raids in Estepona, San Pedro Alcantara, Mijas and in Sotogrande, near the port of Cadiz.

Fifteen of those arrested work in a law firm called Del Valle Abogados in Marbella and three others in the same company's offices in San Pedro Alcantara.

One was arrested as he went to see his wife in hospital.

Police sources said the arrests were made in connection with alleged money laundering in connection with "one or more clients".

The head of the law firm is Fernando del Valle, a "prestigious and well-respected" professional, the same sources said.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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