Spain arrests gamers in match-fixing investigation

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Legislation enforcement officers in Spain have arrested 28 skilled tennis gamers in an investigation into match-fixing.

EU police company Europol mentioned the gamers have been amongst 83 individuals detained by Spain’s Civil Guard.

“The suspects bribed skilled gamers to ensure predetermined outcomes and used the identities of hundreds of residents to guess on the pre-arranged video games,” Europol mentioned.

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A minimum of 97 ITF Futures and Challenger matches have been mounted, it mentioned.

The arrests, which included one participant who appeared finally 12 months’s US Open, comply with an investigation into match-fixing by an organised Armenian prison gang.

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Europol mentioned 11 home searches had been carried out in Spain wherein 167,000 euros (£151,000) in money have been seized, together with a shotgun, greater than 50 digital gadgets, bank cards, 5 luxurious automobiles and documentation associated to the case.

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Forty-two financial institution accounts have additionally been frozen.

Not one of the arrested individuals has been named.

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