A key figure in an ongoing investigation into illegal match-fixing in
The Polizia di Stato confirmed on its official website that Suljic faces charges of criminal association and conspiracy to commit sporting fraud.
Having been issued with an arrest warrant in
According to police, Suljic did not show any surprise when arrested at the airport and suggested he had come to
Savini's team has overseen an investigation into match-fixing that has seen over 50 people arrested, with over 150 under scrutiny.
The crime syndicate allegedly made millions through betting on a selection of fixed games across professional football in
Suljic's arrest coincided with an Interpol conference on match-fixing in
He told interpol.int: "This is exactly the type of result which can be achieved when police share information in real time and use Interpol's global network to locate, identify and arrest suspects.
"What we now need is for national laws to be modernised allowing the police to share information via Interpol channels while investigations are ongoing so they can act fast and more effectively.
"The arrest of this suspected match-fixer could not have been achieved without
"Those who doubted
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