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Cash and passports seized during raids in Ashford and Gillingham

Updated at 9.51am on Friday 7 December 2018.

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have arrested 10 men in connection with an investigation into money laundering.
 
Pre-planned search warrants were executed at 6am on Thursday 6 December 2018 at addresses in Ashford and Gillingham.
 
Simultaneous searches were also completed at premises in London, Hampshire, Northamptonshire and West Yorkshire following a Kent-led investigation.
 
A large quantity of cash and suspected fake passports have been seized by officers. 
The following men were arrested on suspicion of money laundering:
 
·         A 33-year-old man from Ashford
·         A 30-year-old man from Gillingham
·         A 30-year-old man from Silvertown, London
·         Two men aged 27 and 32 from Uxbridge, London
·         A 31-year-old man from Southampton, Hampshire
·         A 30-year-old man from Northampton, Northamptonshire
·         Two 20-year-old men from Bradford, West Yorkshire
 
A 37-year-old man from Uxbridge was also arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs.
 
They were later released pending further investigation.

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