Spanish police arrest 17 in match-fixing probe

Spanish police arrest 17 in match-fixing probe

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  • Marese O'Hagan, iGaming Business
July 31, 2023 8:33 PM
  • Marese O'Hagan, iGaming Business

Spanish police have arrested 17 people in connection with match-fixing activities related to the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). Among those arrested were managers and players of a third division RFEF team.

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Spain’s national police carried out the arrests as part of a collaborative operation concerning the EU’s law enforcement agency Europol and sports association LaLiga.

The operations were carried out in Melilla and Granada. In total, 11 people were arrested in Melilla and six were arrested in Granada.

The investigation first began in February, when Spain’s General Directorate for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ) informed the police of a number of match-fixing alerts they had received.