Spain: Former Guardia Civil led money laundering network

A money laundering network led by a former Guardia Civil has been dismantled in Barcelona.

The network, believed to have laundered around €8 million, was busted by the Customs Surveillance service of the Tax Office.

The Tax Office said in a statement that the home of the former Guardia Civil was searched and €1.26 million in cash was found, later €3.95 million was found on premises belonging to the same man. It was placed in five suitcases.

The investigation began in 2018 following a report from one of the people who had been involved with the network, regarding a group including port workers, transporters and the former Guardia Civil officer who were said to be removing containers from the port without the knowledge of the customs department.

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