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Police stop car at major Greater Manchester roundabout and find £225,000

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Police investigating money laundering hit the jackpot when they stopped a car in Salford. Stuffed into cardboard boxes in the vehicle was almost a quarter of a million pounds.

Two men have been arrested after the swoop last night (October 6) at the Pendleton roundabout. The suspects, aged 22 and 60, today remain in custody for questioning.

Around £225,000 in cash has been recovered after GMP patrols stopped the vehicle as part of Operation Falcon. In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said: "Two men have been arrested on suspicion of money laundering after the large quantity of money was found in two cardboard boxes after the vehicle was stopped near Pendleton Island at around 8pm on 6 October 2022. READ MORE: Student injured two as he made 'intentional decision' to speed through red light "The arrests follow an investigation by GMP’s Money Laundering Team within the Economic Crime and Cyber Unit (ECU) in partnership with Roads Policing as part of Operation Falcon, a collaboration between the ECU and Special Operations to tackle money laundering across Greater Manchester.

Two men, aged 22 and 60, remain in custody for questioning." Temporary Detective Superintendent Joseph Harrop, of GMP’s Economic Crime and Cyber Unit, said: “This was an excellent example of partnership working between the ECU and Roads Policing to recover and detain what is suspected to be criminally derived cash from the streets of Manchester. “This seizure is another positive result for Operation Falcon that has seen more than £800,000 seized since it was launched in May this year.

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