City man one of six ar­rested

Warwickshire Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

A COVEN­TRY man was among six peo­ple ar­rested over a sus­pected £ 17m money laun­der­ing op­er­a­tion.

The 36- year- old was one of those ar­rested in Coven­try, Lu­ton and London by 80 of­fi­cers from HM Rev­enue and Cus­toms ( HMRC).

A res­i­den­tial prop­erty in the city was swooped on in si­mul­ta­ne­ous raids last week.

Chris Gill, from the HMRC said: “Tack­ling money laun­der­ing is a pri­or­ity for HMRC and we will not hes­i­tate to in­ves­ti­gate those sus­pected of be­ing in­volved. We ask any­one with in­for­ma­tion about this kind of ac­tiv­ity to con­tact our HMRC Fraud Hot­line on 0800 788 887.”

Four men and one woman, who were ar­rested and in­ter­viewed by HMRC, were re­leased on bail and a man has been re­leased un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

En­quiries into the sus­pected fraud are on­go­ing.

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