MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 22: Former FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell leaves by taxi the Spain's High Court on July 22, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Former FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell declares at Spain's High Court after being impeached by judge Pablo Ruz in his investigation of the Catalan clubs' signing of Brazilian player Neymar Da Silva in June 2013. Rosell is suspected in being involved in hiding the full cost of Neymar's transfer fee from Brazilian club Santos and thereby avoiding an estimated 9.1 million euros in tax. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

The Spanish police has detained Sandro Rosell, the former FC Barcelona president in an operation against money laundering

Written by Christian Møller Poulsen. May 23, 2017

According to Spanish medias, The Spanish police and Civil Guard have arrested Sandro Rosell and his wife Marta Pineda, for an alleged money laundering offense. The arrest is part of an operation carried out on Tuesday against a plot of money laundering, which the former FC Barcelona President, Sandro Rosell, should have been in charge of.

According to El Confidential, the police are visiting different addresses and offices in Barcelona, Girona and Lleida.

Allegedly five people have been arrested as part of the investigation, which has been going on for more than a year and includes the FBI.

Sandro Rosell and his wife have allegedly been arrested because of business in Brazil, where they should have engaged in money laundering activities, which involved image rights of the Brazilian National football team.

Former managers of the Brazilian Football Federation are also involved.