Spain busts Dominican couple for laundering US$138M - 'Jorge el Terrible' is the nickname the Dominican Jorge Luis P.P. goes by for his temper, and who together with his wife headed a group that laundered millions of euros in calling centers of Madrid, where it was busted by the Police.

From those businesses underworld money was sent to America, using data of citizens for the legal transfers, police sources said today.

The Police detained 28 people - mostly Dominican without previous criminal record- between 20 and 40 years of age, charged with using a money transfer company to "launder" more than 138 million dollars, for the most part from drug trafficking.

'Jorge el Terrible', 35, and his wife Minerva, also a Dominican citizen lived in the Madrid district Tetuan, near the company La Real de Envíos, used as a front for their criminal activity.

The couple reportedly lived a “normal” life without the trappings of their massive fortune.


Related article - Last week Spain arrested 7 Dominicans for running a cocaine ring!!

The Spanish Civil Guard arrested seven Dominicans charged with smuggling drug from South America to Spain, to later distribute it in the country and other parts of Europe.

The drug seized in the year long "Operation viaje" came mostly from Ecuador, Dominican Republic and Peru, shipped by a ring of "mulas," the people who were paid around 8,200 dollars to swallow capsules of cocaine to pass through airport controls.

Some of the ringleaders and one of the "mules” were detained in the airports of Zurich and Santo Domingo, who once in Spain, distributed the cocaine on foot to street users.

The seven detainees are between 19 and 45 years of age, and six of them have been incarcerated.

Go back | Date: 03 Feb 2011
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