UK border authorities have seized £ 1.9m – or about $ 2.48m – from a London Heathrow airport passenger trying to navigate an apparent money laundering scheme.
Tara Hanlan of Leeds, West Yorkshire, was arrested on October 3 while waiting to board a flight to Dubai, British border forces confirmed in a news release. Authorities searched her bags and confiscated the piles of money, the largest cash seizure in 2020.
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“This is the largest individual seizure of money at the border so far in 2020, and I am pleased with the efforts of border guards,” said Chris Philip, minister for immigration and courts. “Preventing the export of undeclared money from the United Kingdom is a vital step in the fight against organized crime.”
Hanlan, 30, was arrested along with another woman who was identified by the Border Forces only as a 28-year-old from Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Hanlan was eventually charged with money laundering; the other woman was released during the investigation.
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Hanlan appeared in court on October 5 and is due to return to court on November 5. She will remain in custody until her next court appearance, the Border Forces confirmed.