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Five arrested during operation by East Herts Scorpion team

21 Jul 2021
  • The warrants were carried out at four addresses.

  • Thousands of pounds worth of cash was seized.

  • Enquiries are continuing at this time.

Five people were arrested and thousands of pounds worth of cash was seized following a police operation in Hertfordshire yesterday (Tuesday 20 July).

Officers from the East Herts Scorpion Team executed warrants at four addresses, as part of an ongoing investigation into a large-scale money laundering operation.

The addresses were in Scott Close in Royston, Perrysfield Road in Cheshunt, Rye House caravan park in Hoddesdon and Hailey Lane in Hertford Heath.

The following people were arrested:

  • A 28-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug, money laundering and possession of an offensive weapon.
  • A 27-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of profiting from or concealing knowledge of the proceeds of crime.
  • A 33-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of money laundering.
  • A 64-year-old woman, arrested on suspicion of profiting from or concealing knowledge of the proceeds of crime and being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug.
  • A 20-year-old woman, arrested on suspicion of money laundering and possession of an offensive weapon.

All five have been released under investigation while further enquiries continue.

Detective Inspector Chris Ross, who oversees the East Herts Operation Scorpion Team said: “These warrants were carried out as part of an investigation into organised crime, which originated in East Herts.

“I hope this action sends a message to those involved in such activity that we are watching and it’s only a matter of time before we catch up with you.”

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