Europol, in partnership with Spanish and Catalan police, detained the suspects as part of a coordinated raid on an Andorran investment training firm.
The alleged scammers are reported to be part of QQAAZZ, reportedly involved in extensive money laundering efforts through BTC and other cryptocurrencies.
Privacy-enhanced wallet services using coinjoin concepts have emerged as a top threat besides well-established centralized mixers, according to the IOCTA report.
Blockchain analysis tools revealed the highest percentage of Wasabi Wallet transactions ended at darknet markets, followed by exchanges.
Authorities in Belgium, France and Israel have arrested ten people accused of orchestrating a cryptocurrency pyramid scheme that cost investors $6.6 million.
Authorities have taken down “multi-million Euro cryptocurrency laundering service” Bestmixer.io in what they described as the first law enforcement action of its kind.
Europol has nabbed a shyster from the UK who managed to steal approximately €10 million ($11.37 million) of the IOTA cryptocurrency.