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69 arrested in operation against Russian mafia in Europe
15.03.2010 15:41
69 arrested in operation against Russian mafia in Europe

At least 69 people have been arrested in a special police operation against the Russian mafia in several European countries, reports
      Spain initiated the operation and detained twenty-four people. In Spain the arrests took place in the cities of Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona and Bilbao. Then arrests took place in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy resulting in 45 more detained. The operation has not been finished yet today.
      It is reported that, among the detainees there are citizens of Russia, Georgia and Armenia. They are accused of a whole list of crimes, including money-laundering, extortion, drugs trafficking and possessing weapons. The money from these crimes were invested in business in Spain.
      The investigation of mafia structure have been lasted for several months.


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