A large amount of cash in excess of £10,000 was seized and two non-
resident foreign nationals, a 29 year old Polish male and a 26 year old
Romanian female were arrested yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 6th
February) by officers of the RGP’s Money Laundering Investigation Unit
on suspicion of money laundering.

The arrest came about after a local money service business, in
accordance to the requirements of the Proceeds of Crime Act, alerted
the officers to the two individuals who had been trying to exchange a
large cash amount of sterling into other denominations, and had at the
time refused to provide any information regarding the source of the

Following their arrests the two individuals were interviewed by officers
and were subsequently granted Police bail pending further enquires to
ascertain the provenance of the money.