Spanish national and Catalonia’s regional police forces took part in a major international operation against the Italian Camorra syndicate on Wednesday morning, Spanish media report.
The operation was coordinated by Eurojust – the EU’s Judicial Cooperation Unit – and involved Spanish, German, and Italian authorities.
The police detained twenty individuals for their alleged involvement in a scheme that used a string of hotels, car dealerships, and jewelry shops to launder drug money. The nationality of those arrested was mostly Italian, but there were also Spanish, Colombian, Venezuelan and Chilean nationals. The network operated mostly in Barcelona.
Spain’s central High Court ordered the confiscation of assets worth €5 million, while during the raid officers also discovered and seized 520 kilos of cocaine and 450 kilos of cannabis.