Spanish Police have arrested 83 people, including 28 professional tennis players, as part of a large-scale investigation into match-fixing, Europol have said.
The Spanish Civil Guard carried out a series of raids in coordination with the National High Court of Spain (Audiencia Nacional) and Europol on 11 houses on Thursday following an investigation into an Armenian criminal gang.
Europol confirmed that €167,000 (£151,000) was seized from the raids along with a shotgun, more than 50 electronic devices, credit cards, five luxury vehicles and numerous documents. Authorities have also frozen 42 bank accounts.
While the identities of 28 professional players have not been released, it has been stated that one of them participated at the 2018 US Open.
“The suspects bribed professional players to guarantee predetermined results and used the identities of thousands of citizens to bet on the pre-arranged games,” Europol said.