Joint money laundering arrests in Barcelona and Marbella

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One of the alleged leaders of the organisation Dmytro Firtash.

AUTHORITIES in Barcelona ordered on Thursday November 24 the issuance of three European arrest warrants in respect of three un-named Ukrainians believed to be the senior figures of a criminal organisation involved in money laundering and included in the trio is a senior figure in the gas industry.

By the following day, it was alleged by Spanish media that the ‘oligarch’ involved is billionaire Dmytro Firtash who is no stranger to controversy as he has been accused of bribing Indian officials, is wanted by the American authorities and is also on bail from Austria.

As part of this operation, officers of the National Police and the Mossos d’Esquadra moved to arrest five people, three lawyers and two bank officials, some of who are Spanish nationals who live in Marbella accused of being minor figures in the alleged money laundering operation which saw investment in properties as well as transfer of funds overseas.

 

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