Officers from Titan and Greater Manchester Police have taken part in raids targeting a £10 million pound money laundering operation.
even men and two women aged between 27 and 50 have been arrested on suspicion of international money laundering and remain in police custody for questioning.
This morning’s raids have been part of an eight-month investigation into money laundering by organised crime groups across Europe by officers from Titan, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit.
Detective Superintendent Jason Hudson, Titan’s head of operations said: “The coordinated arrests come as a result of an extensive and thorough eight month long investigation by my team.
“This investigation into money laundering that has a reach far wider than just Manchester, with criminal operations reaching as far as Paris, and we believe as much as £10 million may have been moved.”
“Along with our colleagues from Greater Manchester Police, HMRC, DWP and also the French Police, we have taken a significant step today in dismantling organised crime groups who are damaging communities with illegal money laundering, and the other crime this funds.
“We have seized a number of high-value cars today, which I hope will show the public that we will and do strip criminals of their assets.