20 May 2010
UK immigration arrest two illegal migrants and seize six-figure hoard
Two Indian men have been arrested and an estimated six-figure sum seized during UK immigration raids in Harrow.
Officers from the UK Border Agency’s UK immigration crime team detained the pair, 32 and 33, suspected of money laundering and assisting unlawful immigration, after storming two homes and a business premises.
The arrests are part of an investigation into UK visa applications to the Home Office made through a Harrow-based immigration advice service.
Documentary evidence and computer equipment were seized alongside the cash.
Detective Inspector Robert Coxhead said: “The UK Border Agency and Metropolitan Police will continue to work in partnership to identify and disrupt criminal networks involved in and benefiting from immigration crime.”