Bexley police target criminals’ cash

PUBLISHED: 16:02 19 November 2012

Bexley police seized more than £20,000 and made five arrests as part of an operation targeting criminals’ cash.

The raids were part of Operation Stimtone, the Met’s largest ever day of action against economic crime.

Across the borough 71 officers were involved and the borough’s most prolific alleged burglar was captured. They executed eight search warrants in total.

A woman in her 40s was apprehended on suspicion of international money laundering while a man around the same age was held on suspicion of handling stolen goods, dangerous driving and driving while disqualified.

Two vehicles (a Mitsubishi pick-up truck and a Ford Transit) were seized while the money recovered is currently under financial investigation.

Det Ch Insp Gary Holmes said: “This is all part of a total war on crime.

“We want to outlaw the bad guys and protect the public.”

Across London 212 arrests were made and £341,546 in cash was seized with 1,877 officers involved in raids.

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