Eight more arrests in money laundering probe
The Civil Guard has dismantled an independent criminal organisation of money launderers through the purchase and sale of cryptocurrencies.
For the first time in Europe, two Bitcoins ATMs, four “cold wallets” and more than 20 “wallets” or purses have been physically intervened, which have enabled the traceability of more than nine million euros.
Eight people have been arrested, another eight investigated, in addition to nine legal entities, all for money laundering mainly from drug trafficking.
This investigation gives continuity to the operation Guatuzo, carried out by the Civil Guard last summer, in which 23 people were arrested for the same crimes, belonging to a criminal organisation settled and criminal activity in Spain and Colombia, thanks to the family ties existing among those investigated.