Police: 17 arrests in soccer match-fixing probe

Published Nov. 20, 2009 1:38 p.m. ET

German prosecutors investigating match-fixing in soccer say 15 people in Germany and two in Switzerland have been arrested and about 200 games in Europe are under suspicion.

Police say more than 15 raids have been conducted in Switzerland, Germany and Britain. Documents, cash and valuables have been seized.

Authorities in Germany and elsewhere are working with UEFA in the investigation targeting an international gang suspected of manipulating games to make money on betting.