RAIDS TARGET GANG ACCUSED OF SMUGGLING £15.5M OF DIRTY MONEY OUT OF UK
Cash, drugs and a number of cars were seized in raids across the South East of England
Investigators have carried out a series of raids on a gang suspected of smuggling £15.5 million of dirty money out of the UK in suitcases.
Ten people were arrested during the operation led by the National Crime Agency (NCA) on Wednesday, including a 41-year-old man thought to be the ringleader who was held in Hayes, west London.
Officials claim there was a "well-orchestrated conspiracy" to move money made through drugs and people smuggling out of the UK to Dubai.
The NCA said the group had moved £15.5 million over the past three years, and also claims they tried to smuggle 17 migrants into Britain this summer.
In dawn raids on Wednesday, five Indian nationals, one French and four British - all aged between 28 and 44 - were arrested.
They were held on suspicion of money laundering and facilitating illegal immigration.Published: by Radio NewsHub