Footbal money laundering operation stopped in Serbia

Footbal money laundering operation stopped in Serbia

Footbal money laundering operation stopped in Serbia Izvor: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/Ilustracija
(ilustracija)

The Serbian police seized almost a million Euros in an operation to arrest people suspected of laundering money from the transfer of football players in Belgium, the Organized Crime Prosecution said on Wednesday.

A press release said that the 800,000 Euros that were seized by the police in Belgrade and Nis is believed to have come from the transfer of football players in Belgium and added that Serbian nationals were arrested.

The money laundering scheme was discovered in cooperation with the police and judiciary in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Macedonia and Montenegro. The coach of FC Bruges was arrested with two Belgian referees and several club managers.  

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