41 arrested for laundering drug money in Spain

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 2, 2010 11:27




MADRID — The Spanish Interior Ministry said late Friday 41 people have been arrested on suspicion of laundering illegal drugs trade money and wiring some of it to members of the Colombian rebel group FARC.

Police said they were alerted when unusually large money transfers were detected going from Spain to Colombia and Ecuador.

The ministry said that since investigations began in August 2008, some €200 million ($275 million) has been transferred, with 13 FARC members among the beneficiaries.


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