Following joint investigation with Guardia Civil, RGP confirm major anti-money laundering operation in Gibraltar

A major anti-money laundering operation involving over 60 officers commenced yesterday 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. 

RGP vehicles were seen all over, often at high speed and with sirens blaring.

A significant number of assets, including top range high value vehicles, vessels and other realisable possessions have been seized pursuant to a restraint order 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, said the RGP.