Spanish authorities recently arrested a suspected money launderer, allegedly working for the Kinahan organized crime network, along with his wife. The arrests were fructified by a collaborative international investigation that also involved the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA), the Dutch National Police, the DEA in the US and Europol.
The organized crime group allegedly registered companies in the UK, Gibraltar and Spain to portray themselves as a legitimate business, selling a brand of vodka as a means to disguise their earnings. One of the detainees in this investigation allegedly used his car dealership to provide vehicles to the criminal organization to discreetly transport cash.
After the arrests in Spain, the NCA conducted a series of searches in the UK. The investigators seized documents, mobile phones and cash, among other items.
Source: National Crime Agency, UK