Coventry man among six arrested in connection with £17m money laundering scam - The Coventry Observer

12th Aug, 2022

Coventry man among six arrested in connection with £17m money laundering scam

SIX people including a 36-year-old man from Coventry have been arrested after raids in connection with an alleged £17 million money laundering scam.

Five men and one woman were arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Around 80 officers from HMRC carried out simultaneous raids at residential addresses in Coventry, London and Luton, and at two business premises in London, on Thursda, November 2.

Chris Gill, assistant director, Fraud Investigation Service, HMRC, MRC,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, have been released on bail and a man has been released under investigation.

Enquiries into the suspected fraud are ongoing.

Those arrested were a man, aged 36, from Coventry; two men, aged 32 and 34, from Ilford, east London; a man, aged 30, from Wembley, north-west London; a woman, aged 30, from Luton, Bedfordshire; and a man, aged 43, from Greenford, Greater London.

The business premises were in Edmonton, north London and Ilford, east London.

Anyone with information about people or businesses involved in tax fraud can contact HMRC on our Fraud Hotline on 0800 788 887 or at www.hmrc.gov.uk/reportingfraud/online.htm

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