Multiple Arrests Made in Croatia and Slovenia in Sports Corruption Case

Lauren Simmonds

International crime syndicate busted by Croatian and Slovenian security.

As The News&Observer reports on the 19th of December, 2017, an international crime syndicate heavily involved in attempts to fix football matches in multiple countries including Macedonia, the Czech Republic and Serbia, illegal betting and general sports corruption has been uncovered and busted by Slovenian and Croatian authorities today.

According to the report from The News&Observer, the investigation began in March this year when Slovenian authorities had noticed that an organised group of criminals had created websites as part of an illegal online platform for placing bets on ”manipulated sport events”, and the design of the site enabled the financial transactions of those placing bets to remain anonymous.

The criminal organisation had also been involved with other serious crime gangs such as those involved in the act of drug trafficking.

Europol has stated that thirteen house searches and fifteen vehicle searches had taken place in various locations across both Croatia and Slovenia which resulted in the apprehension of eleven individuals.

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