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HMRC ARREST TWO EAST LONDON MEN IN £17M MONEY LAUNDERING SCAM

TWO MEN have been arrested in connection with a suspected £17 million money laundering scam.

The suspects, aged 32 and 34, both from Ilford and were part of a group of six arrested on Thursday, November 2, as part of an ongoing investigation by HMRC.

According to a report in the Guardian, eighty officers from HMRC carried out simultaneous raids on properties in London, Coventry and Luton and at two business premises, one of which was in Ilford.

 

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Chris Gill, assistant director of the Fraud Investigation Service at HMRC said: “Tackling money laundering is a priority for HMRC and we will not hesitate to investigate those suspected of being involved.”

Four men and one woman arrested by HMRC have been released on bail and a man has been released under investigation.

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