Europol, the European police organization, announced today that it has uncovered a network of international corruption in footballare involved in over 15 countries worldwide and has already led to 50 arrests.
The director of Europol, Rob Wainwright, said during a press conference in The Hague that "There are more than 380 professional football games in which he has been suspected of illegal betting practices" and that "extensive criminal network that is controlled from Asia ".
Among these parties "has been tested in practice intrigues results in 150 cases," said one of the researchers who participated in the research. "We have conducted the largest research arrangements suspects in soccer," said the director of Europol, while adding that these alleged crimes involve "enormous amounts of money."
Among the investigated countries are Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Great Britain, Hungary, the Netherlands and Turkey. Wainwright also reported that Europol "has issued international arrest warrants 28" and 50 other people have already been arrested.
Europol experts investigated for 18 months a total of 425 football officials, and representatives of the clubs, players and suspected criminals were involved.