Dismantled in Seville group of traffickers who laundered profits with cryptocurrencies

A joint operation of the Civil Guard of Seville and the National Police achieved the arrest of a group of drug traffickers involved in the laundering of profits through cryptocurrencies

Agents of the National Police, in a joint operation with the Civil Guard, have arrested in Seville seven residents accused of belonging to a criminal group of drug traffickers who laundered their profits through cryptocurrencies.

As reported by the Police in a statement, they are accused as alleged perpetrators of a crime of belonging to a criminal organization, against public health, illegal possession of weapons of war and money laundering.

Regarding the operation, it began at the beginning of last year when investigators became aware of a large-scale drug trafficking network that supplied cocaine to other drug traffickers in the city of Seville.

The operation, called Grande-Tragadera, has involved the dismantling of a drug trafficking network that used, in turn, a network of companies dedicated to the sale of vehicles, workshops and other companies to launder the money obtained from said traffic. In addition, the income was used for the investment of capital in cryptocurrencies.

The National Police and the Civil Guard have carried out the operation in three different phases, in which more than 20 high-end vehicles, two motorcycles, more than 200,000 euros in cash and approximately 20 kilograms of cocaine were seized. On the other hand, car companies have been sealed and fiat and cryptocurrency accounts have been blocked.

The detainees have gone to judicial disposition of the Court of Instruction No. 1 of Alcalá de Guadaíra, ruling admission to prison for the carrier of the organization and the other detainees released with charges. The investigation is still open to locate the whereabouts of the leader of the criminal network.

Source: dpa

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