A major anti-money laundering operation involving over 60 officers commenced this morning at various locations around Gibraltar. A number of residential premises were searched and several local persons were arrested on suspicion of money laundering offences.
A significant number of assets, including top range high value vehicles, vessels and other realisable possessions have been seized pursuant to a restraint order(1) issued by the Supreme Court of Gibraltar.
The RGP was assisted by Gibraltar Defence Police search officers and HM Customs dog teams.
The operation which is ongoing, follows a protracted joint investigation with the Guardia Civil as part of a major anti-money laundering and drugs trafficking case in the Campo area.
(1) A restraint order has the effect of freezing the assets and bank accounts of the persons against whom it is directed, when there is suspicion of criminal activity that results in financial benefit.