More than £12,000 in cash was seized in Folkestone after a car was stopped on its way out of the UK.
On Tuesday 31 May 2022, officers from the Channel Tunnel Policing Unit stopped and searched a car at around 11am. They found a dozen £1,000 bundles of cash across two holdalls that had been mixed in with clothing.
The two men in the car told police it was spending money that had been gifted by relatives, but were unable to provide further evidence of this and then changed their story.
The money was seized and the two men aged 36 and 22 were arrested on suspicion of money laundering.
The 36-year-old, of no fixed address, has since been released pending further enquiries. The 22-year-old from London was wanted in connection with drugs offences outside of Kent. He remains in police custody.