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Office linked to the mayor of Marbella's husband searched - one police officer arrested

The mayor of Marbella with her husband. File photograph.
The mayor of Marbella with her husband. File photograph. / JOSELE
  • A team of investigators from Madrid travelled to the Costa del Sol where sources say that six people have been detained including a Local Police officer in Marbella and several Swedish citizens

National Police investigators from Madrid have searched an office linked to Lars Gunnar Broberg – the husband of the mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz - and have arrested six people including a Local Police officer and several Swedish citizens.

A team from the economic and fiscal crime unit (UDEF) carried out the raid that has resulted in half a dozen people being detained, according to sources consulted by SUR.

During the search on the businessman’s office investigators seized documents that are now being analysed.

SUR has learned that the police operation, in which specialists from the money laundering section participated, is classed as an 'economic crime'.

Sources also confirmed that the events were not related to either the Marbella town council or the activities of Ángeles Muñoz as mayor; beyond the fact that she is the wife of one of those being investigated.

It is reported that Broberg received a call from the police early in the morning in which he was summoned to an office linked to him. The septuagenarian businessman, accompanied by a relative, found the police delegation was waiting for him.

The officers notified him that they were going to conduct a search of the premises. When the police officers finished their search Broberg was allowed home and was not taken to the police station for questioning.

Associates of Broberg say that they do not know the reasons for the police investigation and that no action was taken against him after the search of the office.

The Swedish property developer has previously been involved in controversies related to his properties and business activities both in Marbella and in neighbouring Benahavís.