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Posted at: Jan 11, 2019, 7:31 AM; last updated: Jan 11, 2019, 7:31 AM (IST)

Spanish police make arrests in fixing probe

MADRID, January 10

The Spanish Civil Guard has made widespread arrests following an investigation into tennis match-fixing by an organised Armenian criminal gang, the European Union’s Europol agency said on Thursday.

Eleven house searches were carried out in Spain and ^167,000 in cash were seized, along with a shotgun, more than 50 electronic devices, credit cards, five luxury vehicles and documentation related to the case. Forty-two bank accounts have been frozen.

The Civil Guard said in a statement 15 people had been arrested. Of the 83 people implicated in the case, 28 were professional tennis players, and one whose identity was not revealed competed in the 2018 US Open. — Reuters

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