Football league complaint leads to two arrests
An investigation by the National Police has resulted in the blocking of six websites offering links to football matches, movies, series, video games, computer programmes, music and books illegally.
The activity is believed to have brought in advertising benefits of more than one million euros.
The internet pages were managed through two businesses which issued the bills and therefore concealed the real source of the income and the identity of the people behind it.
In addition, with the aim of hindering their identification and police, they used different servers from Spain, France and Canada.
The two people from the same family responsible for the companies were arrested in Madrid for an offence against intellectual property and three properties were searched in Alicante and Madrid. During these, 14 hard drives, three mobile phones and a laptop were seized.
The investigation began in July 2016 when a representative of the National Professional Football League filed a complaint against an unauthorised website.
One of the websites alone brought in 839,951 euros.