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1,600 euros of illegal horse betting money seized in Mijas

A file photo of a National Police officer working for the Junta.
A file photo of a National Police officer working for the Junta. / SUR
  • The investigation found that sports betting was being carried out, mainly by Brits, without proper authorisation

The police unit attached to the Junta de Andalucía in Malaga has reported three people and seized a total of 1,603.50 euros from a bar in Mijas.

In a crackdown against illegal betting activity, their investigations found that sports betting was being carried out, principally by British people, without proper authorisation.

These bets were handwritten on waiter-style notepads while sporting events were projected on four TV screens.

The three men reported were the 'bookmaker', the owner of the establishment and a man about to place a 150-euro bet.