Northern Ireland police make seven arrests in raid exposing international money laundering scheme
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Detective Chief Inspector announced Tuesday that the PSNI arrested seven suspects in connection to a £215 international money laundering scheme.
The PSNI conducted 15 raids between Monday and Tuesday in five different localities across Northern Ireland. The International Criminal Police Organization and the European Police Force coordinated with the PSNI to identify more than 50 companies and 140 bank accounts associated with the scheme. The PSNI additionally coordinated efforts with local law enforcement and national law enforcement agencies including: the Garda Economic Crime Bureau, National Economic CRIME Centre, Criminal Assets Bureau, National Crime Agency, United Kingdom Financial Investigation Unit and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs to conduct the country-wide operation.
The operation is the largest money laundering raid in Northern Ireland history and one of the largest in UK history.