The Guardia Civil has arrested a money laundering gang in San Miguel de Salinas. It is believed the gang handled 2 million euros in stolen cash.
Police began their investigation following an earlier operation to crack a pyramid scheme in Torrevieja. Where it is alleged a British man and his buddies conned 10 million euros out of 250 people. The scheme was also used to launder money which led to the second investigation.
The San Miguel Gang is believed to have around 13 members and laundered money stolen in robberies over a four-year period. Shell companies were created and used as part of their cover. Nineteen properties, 9 vehicles and numerous bank accounts were seized by the police.