Man found with £10k

Man arrested by police in Cheetham Hill on suspicion of money laundering after being found carrying £10k

  • A man has been arrested for money laundering in Cheetham Hill
  • Officers recovered a total of £18,000 from the man
  • Operation Vulcan seeks to tackle crime in Cheetham Hill

A 51-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering after a police search found the man carrying £10,000.

Officers were on a routine patrol on Monday in Cheetham Hill and conducted a stop and search as the man was acting suspiciously.

The officers later searched the man’s house and discovered a further £8,000. He 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.”

The arrest was made as part of Operation Vulcan, a campaign which seeks to eliminate criminal activity in Cheetham Hill and Strangeways.