Guardia Civil have arrested 15 people in an investigation into tennis match-fixing by an Armenian criminal gang.
One of those arrested is Spanish tennis player Marc Fornell-Mestres. 83 people are believed to be implicated in the investigation, including 28 players, one of whom competed at last year’s US Open.
Guardia Civil #Madrid desmantela una red que se dedicaba a sobornar a tenistas profesionales de categorías Challenger y Futures para realizar apuestas masivas en partidos y torneos. Hay 15 detenidospic.twitter.com/y0GbcqkJtP
— Guardia Civil 🇪🇸 (@guardiacivil) January 10, 2019
11 house searches had been carried out in which 167,000 euros in cash were seized, along with a shotgun, five luxury vehicles and documentation related to the case were also seized.
Forty-two bank accounts have also been frozen.
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