National Police arrest 17 in connection with Costa del Sol ‘fake marriage’ probe

INVESTIGATION: National Police seized cocaine.

NATIONAL POLICE have arrested 17 people in connection with a scheme which arranged 186 false domestic partnerships and marriages of convenience between Spanish and South American citizens in Malaga City.

The people involved charged €2,000 to process the paperwork in order for South American citizens to obtain Spanish residence cards.

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Police have investigated who they claim to be the administrators and the manager.

The manager, a 62-year-old Spanish man who passed himself off as a lawyer, has been arrested for alleged document forgery and crimes against Spain’s welfare system.

The group created a fictional company to forge documents such as employment contracts, police claimed.


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