Cash and passports seized during raids in Ashford and Gillingham

Contributed by editor on Dec 07, 2018 - 08:50 AM

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Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have arrested 10 men in connection with an investigation into money laundering.

Pre-planned search warrants were executed at 6am on Thursday 6 December 2018 at addresses in Ashford and Gillingham.


Kent-led investigation

Simultaneous searches were also completed at premises in London, Hampshire, Northamptonshire and West Yorkshire following a Kent-led investigation.

A large quantity of cash and suspected fake passports have been seized by officers.



The following men were arrested on suspicion of money laundering:

· A 33-year-old man from Ashford>
· A 30-year-old man from Gillingham
· A 30-year-old man from Silvertown, London
· Two men aged 27 and 32 from Uxbridge, London
· A 31-year-old man from Southampton, Hampshire
· A 30-year-old man from Northampton, Northamptonshire
· Two 20-year-old men from Bradford, West Yorkshire

A 37-year-old man from Uxbridge was also arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs.

All the men remain in police custody across the country while the investigation continues.

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