National Crime Agency arrest trio as more than £60k cash seized on the M6

Sunday, 24th May 2020

NATIONAL Crime Agency officers have arrested two men and a woman after £62,700 cash was seized as part of an operation into drugs supply and money laundering in Birmingham.

A man, aged 27, and woman, aged 24, were stopped by Central Motorway Police Group officers whilst travelling together on the M6 at Junction 10 on Thursday evening (21 May) at the request of the National Crime Agency.

The woman was found with £2,700 cash and a further £30,000 was discovered in the glove box of the car.

Officers from West Mercia police then stopped a second car and arrested a man, aged 32, near to Junction 5 on the M6, finding a further £30,000 cash in his boot.

Some of the cash seized by officers.

Some of the cash seized by officers. (Photo Credit: NCA)

All three were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply drugs and money laundering and were taken to custody for questioning.

National Crime Agency Operations Manager, Jim Cook, said: “Seizing cash has a major impact on criminal networks involved in drug trafficking and prevents them from reinvesting their profits in criminality.

“Thanks to the support of our the Central Motorway Police Group and West Mercia Police we have what we believe is criminal cash. We will continue to work with partners to protect the public.”

The National Crime Agency

The National Crime Agency leads the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime, protecting the public by targeting and pursuing those criminals who pose the greatest risk to the UK.

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