Spanish Police List Nigerians Among 17 Gang Of Robbers Arrested

by Bamidele Ogunberu Last updated on April 13th, 2017,

Spanish Police List Nigerians Among 17 Gang Of Robbers Arrested. Reports from local media in Spain on Sunday February 12, indicate that Spanish police announced the arrest of 17 members of an international robbery gang, which exports its stolen items outside Europe using a network of mules.

A network of seventeen persons has been arrested by the Guardia Civil in the 2nd phase of the operation “Bijouterie”.
The seventeen arrested are between 23 and 58 years old, and the police confirmed that it included Spanish, Algerian, Bolivian, Moroccan, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Nigerian, Salvadorian and Paraguayan nationalities. There is no information however on the number of Nigerians arrested as no further details have been released at the time of writing.
It is reported that stolen items like latest generation mobile phones, expensive jewelry, computers and tablets, valued at about 100.000 Euros have been recovered by Spanish police in Alicante.
The Guardia Civil, which is the local police also recovered thousands of euros in cash.
Besides, two mobile phone repair facilities owned by the robbery gang have  also been raided and seized. The gang used sophisticated tools for weighing jewels, acids, reagents and sandpaper to test the gold, as well as laser devices and meters to determine a purity type of precious stones, the source explained. All the stolen goods are usually transferred by a network of “mules” to locations outside Europe for resale.
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