Operation Falcon soars as three arrested and £15,000 seized in Bury and Radcliffe
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This morning (3 January 2022), officers from GMP’s Economic and Cyber Crime team and Bury’s Operation Challenger executed four search warrants of 2 vehicles and 5 properties in Radcliffe and Bury.
Subsequently, £15,000 cash as well as a number of high value designer clothes, goods and watches were seized and three males aged between 18 and 43 were arrested on suspicion of money laundering offences and Possession with intent to supply class B controlled drugs.
Designer clothes and footwear
They remain in custody ahead of being questioned by officers from GMP’s Money Laundering Teams.
High value watch seized
Detective Inspector James Coles from GMP’s Economic Crime Unit said “This is an excellent example of partnership work and the result today shows that GMP is committed to tackling organised crime and stripping criminals of their finances.
“Operation Falcon specifically focusses on cash-based money laundering which costs the UK economy billions of pounds.
“This illicit cash often serves as the motivator for organised crime and we will do everything in our power to strip criminals of their finances and reinvest it back into communities across Manchester.”
Anyone with information about suspicious financial activity can report it to us online through our online crime reporting form, or by calling 101. You can also report via our Live Chat service on our website: www.gmp.police.uk
Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.