Police arrest 11 in series of morning raids as part of money laundering investigation

Bournemouth Echo: Police arrest 11 in money laundering investigation Police arrest 11 in money laundering investigation

POLICE have arrested 11 people as part of a regional money laundering investigation.

The arrests were made in a series of morning raids at properties in Swanage and Bournemouth today.

Houses in Manchester and Barnstable in Devon were also targeted in the operation, led by officers from organised crime unit Zephyr.

They were supported by officers from Dorset Police, Greater Manchester Police, Devon and Cornwall, Avon and Somerset and the National Crime Agency.

More than 100 officers were involved in executing search warrants at 16 premises under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

A total of nine people were arrested in Dorset, as well as two in Manchester.

All have been held on suspicion of money laundering and conspiracy to supply class B drug offences.

They are:
Three men aged 27, 33, and 35 from Swanage
Four women aged 31, 41, 43 and 55 from Swanage 
A 57-year-old man from Wareham
Two men aged 41 and 67 and a 64-year-old woman from Manchester.

Officers seized a quantity of cash, a prohibited firearm and a quantity of class B drugs.

During the operation officers also uncovered a cannabis factory.

Police are continuing their enquiries.

Purbeck Neighbourhood Inspector Fiona Gaffney said: “This was a well-planned and executed operation which has resulted in 11 arrests.

“Zephyr enquiries reveal this is believed to be linked to multiple drug seizures across the country over the last two years.

“This is Dorset Police’s ongoing commitment to tackle alleged serious and organised crime in partnership with other agencies.

“We would like to reassure the public that we will listen to any information they give to us and take it seriously.”

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5:43pm Wed 5 Feb 14

ShuttleX says...

Purbeck Neighbourhood Inspector Fiona Gaffney said: “This was a well-planned and executed operation which has resulted in 11 arrests.

I would be more interested in hearing how many convictions the Police get. Arrests are meaningless, but the Police really do like to advertise them.
Purbeck Neighbourhood Inspector Fiona Gaffney said: “This was a well-planned and executed operation which has resulted in 11 arrests. I would be more interested in hearing how many convictions the Police get. Arrests are meaningless, but the Police really do like to advertise them. ShuttleX

5:51pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Talkingheadera says...

Maybe Richard carrs involved. Note no comment forum on his charge for fraud.
Maybe all the people who stuck up for him in past forums will eat their words now. The truth is near.
Maybe Richard carrs involved. Note no comment forum on his charge for fraud. Maybe all the people who stuck up for him in past forums will eat their words now. The truth is near. Talkingheadera

6:35pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Townee says...

They will get bail and never be seen again.
They will get bail and never be seen again. Townee

7:59pm Wed 5 Feb 14

O'Reilly says...

Talkingheadera wrote:
Maybe Richard carrs involved. Note no comment forum on his charge for fraud.
Maybe all the people who stuck up for him in past forums will eat their words now. The truth is near.
It will be worth waiting for......don't forget the Echo is Dickie's friend...
[quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: Maybe Richard carrs involved. Note no comment forum on his charge for fraud. Maybe all the people who stuck up for him in past forums will eat their words now. The truth is near.[/p][/quote]It will be worth waiting for......don't forget the Echo is Dickie's friend... O'Reilly

8:47pm Wed 5 Feb 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Would lay off Carr his defence will claim prejudice
Would lay off Carr his defence will claim prejudice kalebmoledirt

9:36pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Talkingheadera says...

Good point. Shhhhhh
Good point. Shhhhhh Talkingheadera

12:31pm Thu 6 Feb 14

speedy231278 says...

Someone told me years ago a certain person had a pot factory on one of the posh houses down one of the big avenues in Bournemouth. Perhaps they were right!
Someone told me years ago a certain person had a pot factory on one of the posh houses down one of the big avenues in Bournemouth. Perhaps they were right! speedy231278

1:33pm Thu 6 Feb 14

smhinto says...

I'm surprised that the Police even bothered. It's not as if it was a serious and shocking offence along the lines of an unpaid parking ticket or doing 34mhp in a 30mph zone was it!!
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Anyway they should all jolly well be sent to bed with no tea, that'll show them.
I'm surprised that the Police even bothered. It's not as if it was a serious and shocking offence along the lines of an unpaid parking ticket or doing 34mhp in a 30mph zone was it!! . Anyway they should all jolly well be sent to bed with no tea, that'll show them. smhinto

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