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Joint Europol investigation leads to 30 arrests in major drugs and money laundering bust

By Elizabeth Hearst for AMLi

A joint Europol investigation involving the Brazilian Federal Police, Spanish Civil Guard, the US Drugs Enforcement Administration and the Paraguayan SENAD has resulted in the dismantling of a major criminal gang linked to cocaine trafficking and money laundering. 

As part of the investigation, authorities searched 40 locations in Brazil, Paraguay and Spain with 30 individuals arrested in Brazil and Spain. Officials also seized a number of vehicles, firearms, cash, bank accounts and drugs in Brazil, Paraguay and Spain. 

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