London police seize $  7M after spotting man struggling to carry bags stuffed with cash

Londra London’s Metropolitan Police seized £5 million ($ 7 milioni) in contanti — the largest amount ever taken by the capital’s police forceafter police noticed a man struggling to carry bags stashed full of money.

Authorities said that on June 5, Ruslan Shamsutdinov was spotted exiting an address in Fulham, southwest London, ed era “noticeably strugglingto carry heavy bags, which he put in a nearby parked car.
Police officers stopped him, and found aconsiderable amount of cashin the bags, according to a police statement.
    A search of the apartment revealed a money-laundering scheme and cash worth more than £5 million, ha detto la polizia.
      Alcuni 39,000 euros ($ 47,000) and more than £8,000 ($ 11,346) was also found at Shamsutdinov’s home address, ha detto la polizia.
        As part of a long running operation against gun crime and large scale Class A drugs supply across London, over five million pounds in criminal cash was seized from an address in Fulham. This is the largest ever single cash seizure by the Met and I believe one of the largest ever nationally,” Detective Superintendent Jason Prins, from the Specialist Crime Command said in a statement.
        Cash was discovered under the bed.

        Three men were sentenced to custodial sentences following the police investigation.

        Organised crime is motivated by money and is one of the biggest causes of violence on our streets. Tackling this violence is our main priority. This seizure, and the conviction of these men for laundering that money, will have a major impact on the ability of a number of crime groups to carry on with their activities,” Ha aggiunto.
          The discovery came following a protracted operation focused on firearms offenses and large-scale drug supply across London, ha detto la polizia.
          Tre uomini — Ruslan Shamsutdinov, Sergejs Auzins and Serwan Ahmadiwere sentenced on Friday at Harrow Crown Court after pleading guilty last year to conspiracy to conceal/disguise/convert/transfer/remove criminal property.
            Shamsutdinov, 36, received three years and nine monthsimprisonment, Auzins, 46 was sentenced to three years and four monthsimprisonment, and Ahmadi, 35 to one year and eight monthsimprisonment, suspended for two years imprisonment and ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work.
            Auzins was identified as a large-scale money launderer during the investigation, ha detto la polizia.

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