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Wanted cybercriminal arrested at police checkpoint on the Costa del Sol

File photograph of a National Police check point.
File photograph of a National Police check point. / EUROPA PRESS
  • The National Police stopped the 30-year-old Dutch woman, who played a prominent role in a criminal organisation that specialised in large-scale phishing between December 2016 and October 2017, on the N-340 in Estepona

A 30-year-old Dutch woman, wanted under a European arrest warrant by the authorities in the Netherlands for cybercrimes, has been arrested by Spanish police on the Costa del Sol.

National Police officers stopped the woman on the N-340 at a coronavirus travel mobility restriction check point in Estepona.

While verifying her identity they discovered she was wanted in connection with cybercrimes and played a prominent role in a criminal organisation that specialised in large-scale phishing between December 2016 and October 2017.

It is alleged that the criminal network sent bulk emails, claiming to be on behalf of a bank, with a link to a fraudulent website. On this page, the victims were asked for personal information that the group then allegedly used to access their accounts, carry out unauthorised money transactions.