EU operation busts Russian mafia in Spain

Europol aided Spanish police in arresting 11 men who are said to be members of two prominent Russian mafia groups, the Solntsevskaya and Izmailovskaya, EU Observer reports. The suspects are accused of using a soccer club, a water bottling firm, and a golf club to launder about 30 million euros. Spanish police seized firearms and 23 luxury vehicles in addition to making the arrests.


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