Spanish police arrest 83 in tennis match-fixing probe, including 28 professional players

Europe

10 January 2019, 16:01

M.News

Spanish police arrested 83 people, including 28 professional tennis players, suspected of gaining millions of euros by fixing professional matches, Europol revealed on Thursday.

“An organised crime group involved in manipulating professional tennis competitions was dismantled in an operation led by the Spanish Civil Guard and coordinated by the National High Court of Spain,” Europol said in a statement.

“In total 83 suspects were arrested, 28 of them are professional players,” it added.

Spanish authorities raided 11 houses, seizing €167,000 in cash, a shotgun as well as several luxury vehicles and froze 42 bank accounts, according to the statement.

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