Spanish officials say 75 people have been arrested in a joint operation with French police against a people trafficking ring.
The Spanish Ministry of the Interior said Saturday that 51 people were arrested in Spain and another 24 in France in June, and that among those detained were two organizers of the Barcelona-based network. All of the suspects are Asian.
Authorities say the traffickers charged between $53,000 and $66,000 to supply Chinese citizens with false identities and paperwork, and transport them to the United States and several European countries. Police say the investigation of the complex operation took two years.
Details of the investigation and arrests have only just now been released.