Operation Vulcan: A routine stop search leads officers to thousands of pounds worth of suspected dirty cash
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At around 11:45am yesterday (Monday 13 February), whilst on routine patrols in Cheetham Hill, officers from the Operation Vulcan team conducted a stop search of a man on Bury New Road who was acting suspiciously.
The man was found to have around £10,000 on him, and a subsequent search of his house led officers to discover a further £8,000.
The man, aged 51, has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering and remains in police custody for questioning.
Detective Chief Inspector Jen Kelly, one of Operation Vulcan’s leading officers said: “The counterfeit shops in Cheetham Hill and Strangeways are extremely lucrative businesses that are turning over thousands of pounds worth of profit daily, all of which is being funnelled into serious organised crime and funding drugs, weapons, trafficking, and exploitation in the area and across the region.
“Today’s arrest is an excellent example of Operation Vulcan’s relentless policing. Let this be a warning to anyone else who believes they are above the law and can continue to carry on this way. Our officers are in Cheetham Hill and Strangeways on a daily basis, it’s only a matter of time before you’re caught out.”