Published: 12:00, 02 April 2014
| Updated: 12:03, 02 April 2014
A Greenhithe woman is one of seven people arrested today as part of an investigation into money laundering allegations.
The Metropolitan Police said the the suspects, who include a solicitor and a property developer, are believed to have links to a high-profile organised crime gang.
Officers arrested four men and three women during dawn raids in Kent, London, Surrey and East Sussex early this morning. One of the raids was on a property in Alexander Road, Greenhithe.
Those held as part of an operation codenamed Octopod include a woman in her 30s arrested on suspicion of money laundering.
Around 50 officers were involved in carrying out warrants.
Detectives also seized items such as financial documents, computers and mobile phones that will be sent away for forensic examination.
Detective Chief Superintendent Tom Manson, of the Met's specialist, organised and economic crime command, said: "This is continuing activity, bringing together some of the Met's most skillful teams."
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