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International prostitution network brought down in Marbella

Cash seized during the operation.
Cash seized during the operation. / SUR
  • Almost 2 million euros in assets has also been frozen

Police in 15 different countries have helped to bring down a criminal organisation, based in Marbella, involved in sexual exploitation, prostitution and money laundering.

The operation, which also involved Europol and Eurojust, resulted in the arrest of six people in Spain, including the organisation's head who lived in Marbella.

Arrests were also made in Malta, Romania and Finland. Almost half a million euros in cash, computer equipment, false documentation and various luxury goods have been seized and various web domains blocked. Assets worth 1.7 million euros have also been frozen.