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Spain arrests players in match-fixing investigation

Spain arrests players in match-fixing investigation

European Union police agency Europol report that 11 house searches had been carried out in Spain in which 167,000 euros (roughly $192,000) in cash were seized, along with a shotgun.

Fifteen people were arrested at the time, including some of the tennis players.

Twenty-eight professional tennis players are being investigated over alleged match-fixing, Spanish police have revealed.

The Armenian gang bribed players into fixing matches, according to authorities.

Some €167,000 (£151,000) in cash was seized along with a shotgun, more than 50 electronic devices, five luxury cars, credit cards and documents relating to the case in police raids on 11 properties.

One player, whose identity was not revealed, competed in the 2018 US Open. No other names had been immediately disclosed by authorities.

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"Once they bribed the players, the Armenian network members attended the matches to ensure that the tennis players complied with what was previously agreed, and gave orders to other members of the group to go ahead with the bets placed at national and worldwide level". Bank accounts have also been frozen.

"Once they bribed the players, the Armenian network members attended the matches to ensure that the tennis players complied with what was previously agreed, and gave orders to other members of the group to go ahead with the bets placed at national and worldwide level".

In total, 83 suspects were arrested, with 28 of these professional tennis players.

Match-fixing has been a prominent issue in tennis recently, with Belgian prosecutors detaining 13 people in connection with the issue in June.

It described the current tennis environment as "a lamentably fertile breeding ground for breaches of integrity", in particular the lowest rungs of the professional game.

Of the 400 match specific alerts flagged up by betting organisations to the TIU in 2018, 91 percent were generated at the lowest and mid-levels of the sport where prize money is minimal compared to what is on offer on the main Tours.


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