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The Civil Guard is searching a number of bodies of the Catalan government this morning including the departments of EconomyGovernance, Social Well-Being and Foreign Affairs. They've also entered the Centre of Telecommunications and Information Technology, the Treasury, the Citizen Assistance Service and the Catalan Finance Institute. The Spanish military police has said the searches follow an order from Court of Instruction number 13 in Barcelona, the court which has given them many orders for different searches and confiscations related to the referendum in recent days. In this case, the Public Prosecutor has ordered neither arrests, nor searches.

Agents have also been to the Consortium of Open Administration of Catalonia, the company Indra and the Tax Agency in Zona Franca where they entered the office of its director, Eduard Vilà. They're also searching the house of the director general of the Cultural Heritage Service, Francesc Sutrias, and the foundation Punt CAT. This midday they have also gone to T-Systems in Poble Nou.

The Civil Guard has arrested 13 high-ranking officials in today's operations to collect evidence related to the 1st October independence referendum. It is unclear whether the 13 are being held just while the searches take place.

The Catalan government held an emergency meeting at 10:30am to be followed by a statement to the press from Catalan president Carles Puigdemont.