Watch as police raid addresses in Shrewsbury and arrest two men on suspicion of money laundering

Watch as police raid addresses in Shrewsbury and arrest two men on suspicion of money laundering

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The warrants were executed in connection with a money laundering case, West Mercia Police said.

Officers from the Economic Crime Unit (ECU), alongside officers and staff from other teams, carried out three simultaneous warrants at properties in Dove Close, Stapleton Road and a unit in Hereford Road in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Following a search of the properties, officers seized more than £20,000 in cash. Mobile phones were found at all three addresses and will be analysed by our Digital Media Investigations (DMI) team.

Two men aged 40 and 20 have been arrested on suspicion of possession of class B drugs and money laundering, while our investigation continues.

Detective Sergeant Rachel O’Brien, from the Economic Crime Unit, said: “This morning’s action is the result of months of hard work by detectives in the unit as part of the ongoing crackdown on suspected organised criminal finances.

“The illicit money and assets that have been acquired through crime and are typically a catalyst for more serious crimes and today’s activity are another positive step in disrupting financial crimes to make our three counties even safer places to live, work and visit.

“As always, we ask anyone with information or concerns to contact us. Information gathered from the public continues to assist us in our ongoing investigations.”

This mandate was supported by our Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), our Neighbourhood Crime Team (NCFT) and our Local Policing Priorities Team (LLPT).