Woman busted with nearly $2.5 million stuffed in suitcases at London airport

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A British woman was arrested at a London airport on her way to Dubai after she was caught with nearly $2.5 million stuffed in five suitcases.

The cash, which were in neat rolls of British pounds, were scattered over five suitcases as 30-year-old Tara Hanlon of Pelham court Leeds, checked in for a flight to Dubai at Heathrow Airport. She was stopped by Border Force officials at Heathrow, The Sun reported.

The nearly $2.5million of bank notes is the largest detection at the British border so far in 2020. PHOTO: UK HOME OFFICE/TWITTER

“This is the largest individual cash seizure at the border so far in 2020 and I am delighted with the efforts of Border Force officers,” said Chris Philip, minister for immigration compliance and the courts.  “Preventing the export of undeclared cash from the UK is a vital step in clamping down on organized criminal gangs.”

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Hanlon was charged with money laundering and appeared before Uxbridge magistrates. Photo: The Sun

Hanlon was charged with money laundering. She faces up to 14 years in prison if convicted.

A 28-year-old woman was arrested at the same time and released under investigation, according to the outlet.

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