Palma.—Thirteen Britons were arrested in a joint Anglo-Spanish police operation carried out in Majorca yesterday.
Police from Britain and chief commissioners from Madrid swooped on a series of properties in Palma, Andratx and Santa Ponsa yesterday.
According to police sources, the arrests are connected to an alleged international investment scam involving an estimated 1'700'000 euros.
Sources close to the investigation revealed last night that a property in calle Joan Miro, Palma was the headquarters for the allegedly illegal operation while private properties were raided in Andratx and Santa Ponsa early yesterday afternoon.

The investigation was very much alive last night but police have revealed that the suspects apparently targeted hundreds of victims in the United Kingdom, hence the involvement of the British police, and three here on the island.

It also appears that the 13 may have been involved in a number of other alleged telephone scams.
More arrests could be made today.