Guarda Civil Head arrested in Money laundering Op.

The head of the Altea Civil Guard is one of the detainees in the operation carried out by the National Police against money laundering from Russian mafias. The device has revealed that the criminal structure had a connection with some officials of the State Security Forces and Bodies, since among the 23 detainees there are three agents, as confirmed by police sources. They are an inspector from the National Police and two civil guards, including the lieutenant chief in Altea.

The investigation of the National Police together with the Special Anti-Corruption and Organized Crime Prosecutor's Office, with the authorization of the Examining Court 1 of Benidorm, has largely focused on Altea, a place where a lawyer who also appears among those arrested, as well as several businessmen of Russian origin.

The network planned to control "key sectors of the Spanish economy and infiltrate state institutions," counting on lawyers, officials, politicians, businessmen and computer hackers.


The investigation began in 2013 when the agents detected that the Russian mafia had intensified its activities in Spain. The "huge amounts" of money came from different criminal activities and were invested in Spain mainly with businesses in the world of discos, restaurants and the real estate sector of the Spanish coast. The result was that the Guarda Civil Head arrested in  Money laundering Op.

Guarda Civil Head arrested in Money laundering Op


The Police have estimated that it is the most important investigation against the Eastern European mafias in our country in the last ten years, due to the high hierarchical position of the investigated objectives.

Last Monday, the agents carried out 18 entries and searches in Alicante, Madrid, Tarragona and Ibiza, where firearms - including four from war -, 300,000 euros in cash, diamonds and virtual wallets with cryptocurrencies were intervened.

The Police have highlighted the network's "infiltration capacity", which allowed it "to enter various public institutions." Thus, while some went unnoticed to act in the shadows, "others were active in politics and the public sphere, maintaining close and fluid contact with representatives of the public Administration of different profiles whom they tried to attract for their network of influences" .

Article translated from Spanish, original article HERE 



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