Arrests were made in Majorca and across the country. | Fernando Alvarado

Madrid/Palma.—Spanish police arrested 422 people as they swooped on a vast fake employment scam that cost the state at least 2.6 million euros, the government said yesterday.
The nationwide network, which operatde here in Majorca where a number of arrestst have been made,  sold fake work contracts, which let people apply for unemployment benefits, foreign resident permits, and, for inmates, open prison status, the  Interior Ministry said.