Spanish Officials Confiscate Over 400 Animals and Charge 13 Individuals in Connection with Alleged Illegal Trafficking and Animal Cruelty

More than 400 animals have been rescued from an animal trafficking network in Spain. 13 individuals have been arrested in connection and charged with crimes including animal abuse, fraud, and money laundering. Most of the rescued animals are cats and dogs. The criminal network allegedly has been illegally importing animals into Spain from eastern Europe, confining them in unsanitary and inhumane conditions, and forging health documentation to sell them for profit.