SPAIN: ‘ POLICE ARREST 51 PEOPLE INVOLVED IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS ‘

#AceWorldNews – SPAIN – October 27 – Spanish police have arrested 51 people as part of a graft investigation involving local government construction contracts.

‘Operation Punica’

‘Operation Punica’

The anti-corruption prosecutor’s office said on Monday that ‘Operation Punica’ centred on town halls mainly in the regions of Madrid, Murcia, Leon and Valencia, Reuters reported.

“The collusion between local councillors and civil servants, with builders and energy service companies, and the corruption of middlemen and key companies, has helped them secure contracts worth around €250 million ($300 million) in the last two years alone,the prosecutors said.

Source: Reuters – IBT Times – Spanish Media 

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