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Over £50k recovered after patrols stop car as part of Operation Falcon

Over £50,000 in cash has been recovered after GMP patrols stopped a car in Manchester City Centre as part of Operation Falcon.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of criminal property after cash was found hidden within the vehicle after it was stopped by GMP’s Roads Policing Unit in Cheetham Hill yesterday (Monday 17 October 2022) afternoon.

The arrest follows an intelligence-led operation by GMP’s Money Laundering Team within the Economic Crime and Cyber Unit (ECU) in partnership with Roads Policing as part of Operation Falcon, a collaboration between the ECU and Special Operations to tackle money laundering across Greater Manchester.

The man, aged 37, has been released under investigation.

Temporary Detective Superintendent Joe Harrop, lead for GMP’s Operation Falcon said: “We are working hard to tackle cash-based money laundering across Greater Manchester, which often funds serious and organised crime.

“Monday’s seizure is just another example of the fantastic work that the team are carrying out as part of Operation Falcon.

“In the five months since its inception, Operation Falcon has seized over £750k from across Greater Manchester as part of the force’s crackdown on money laundering, and we will continue to target those suspected to be involved and reinvest the money back into the communities of Greater Manchester.”

 

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