Man and woman bailed after City of London police raid Wembley address

Pair were arrested on suspicion of money laundering

A man and a woman arrested at an address in Wembley during a series of dawn raids targeting suspected money launderers have been bailed.

Officers from the City of London Police stormed the property, eight other across London and two in Bolton as part of an intelligence-led operation on Wednesday morning.

The 57-year-old man and 50-year-old woman were questioned by detectives after being held on suspicion of money laundering before being released on bail to return to a police station at a later date.

The operation is still ongoing and more arrests are expected to be made throughout the day.

DI James Clancey, from the City of London Police, said: “Money laundering is a serious crime facilitating serious criminality that is costing UK PLC hundreds of millions of pounds each year, money it can ill-afford to be losing.

“City of London Police is committed to working with national and international agencies to dismantle such networks that are being used by organised crime gangs to shift their ill-gotten gains.”