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Spanish police arrested 60 people in a nationwide crackdown on Chinese mobsters suspected of money-laundering and other crimes, the government said Tuesday.
"The national police is carrying out a major operation against money-laundering and other crimes linked to criminal networks of Chinese origin in various provinces of Spain," an interior ministry statement said.
"About 60 people have already been detained and the arrests and searches are continuing," involving some 300 police officers, it said in the statement Tuesday morning.
Among those arrested were a local councillor for the Fuenlabrada district in southern Madrid, which is home to the huge Cobo Calleja trading estate, considered the biggest Chinese wholesale hub in Europe, the ministry said.
Spanish media published photographs of police carrying out searches at Chinese businesses in Cobo Calleja, known as a source of cheap goods imported from China.
© 2012 AFP
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