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Man arrested for money laundering after flight from Thailand lands in Manchester

A British man suspected of money laundering has been arrested at Manchester airport after a flight from Thailand.



The unnamed man, who had been sitting in business class, was arrested on Tuesday morning after police boarded the aircraft as it sat on the runway.
The Manchester Evening News reported that the arrest is part of a crackdown on organised crime in the northwest of England.
A spokesperson for North Wales Police said that two other men had also been detained.
The report had no other details regarding the man.
Police said that a total of 41 people had been arrested since they launched Operation Zeus in November. Charges range from money laundering to conspiracy to supply drugs.
Senior investigating officer Det-Inspector Lee Boycott said: “The unlawful supply of controlled drugs can result in massive criminal gain and it’s hugely important we target all those involved at every stage of any criminal activity.
“Today’s arrests has focused on those helping hide those criminal assets and they are as involved as those street and local dealers who pedal this misery and we will do everything we can to bring them all to justice.”
He added: “Our commitment in keeping our communities safe remains a priority and in line with the forces Operation Scorpion is directly targeting – serious and organised crime.”
Boycott continued: “Possession and distribution of controlled drugs will not be tolerated and we will continue to take positive, robust action.
“We can't tackle this problem alone and key to our work is intelligence and I cannot emphasise enough the importance of the community sharing their concerns with us.”

Published : February 15, 2018