Spain arrests 83 people including 28 players in fixing probe

Published: January 10, 2019 19:02:53 | Updated: January 11, 2019 18:00:42

The Spanish Civil Guard has arrested 83 people, including 28 professional players, following an investigation into match-fixing by an organised Armenian criminal gang, the European Union's Europol agency said on Thursday.

Eleven house searches were carried out in Spain in which 167,000 euros in cash were seized, along with a shotgun, more than 50 electronic devices, credit cards, five luxury vehicles and documentation related to the case. Also 42 bank accounts and their balances have been frozen.

One of the 28 players took part in the last US Open, although their identities have not been revealed, reports Reuters.


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