RGP Money Laundering Investigation Unit Arrest Six Spanish Nationals

Six Spanish nationals (four women and two men) were arrested by the Money Laundering Investigation Unit of the Royal Gibraltar Police on Tuesday on suspicion of possessing criminal property, contrary to the Proceeds of Crimes Act 2015.

The arrest came about at HM Windmill Hill Prison as they attempted to pay the fines for other Spanish nationals convicted in court, for importing a prohibited import into Gibraltar, namely a 13 metre RHIB vessel.

The defendants attempted to pay these fines, which totalled £10,000, with a one off cash payment.

The money is suspected to be proceeds of criminal conduct and as such was seized by police officers.

The four women and two men are currently on police bail.

A full financial investigation has now been instigated by the RGP to establish the origin of the money.