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Video shows ram raid on home as part of money laundering investigation in Ashford and Gillingham

A dramatic video shows the moment police raid a home with a circular saw as part of a money laundering investigation.

The footage - which was taken in Ashford this morning - shows officers forcing open a door at a house on the Campion Close on the Repton Park North estate.

The raid was part of pre-planned search warrants executed at 6am at homes in Ashford and Gillingham, which have seen 10 men arrested in connection with an investigation into money laundering.

Video shows the dramatic raid at home in Ashford

Simultaneous searches were also completed at premises in London, Hampshire, Northamptonshire and West Yorkshire following a Kent-led investigation.

A large quantity of cash and suspected fake passports have been seized by officers.

The following men were arrested on suspicion of money laundering:

  • A 33-year-old man from Ashford
  • A 30-year-old man from Gillingham
  • A 30-year-old man from Silvertown, London
  • Two men aged 27 and 32 from Uxbridge, London
  • A 31-year-old man from Southampton, Hampshire
  • A 30-year-old man from Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Two 20-year-old men from Bradford, West Yorkshire
Police at the scene in Ashford
Police at the scene in Ashford
The door of the house in Ashford has been boarded up
The door of the house in Ashford has been boarded up

A 37-year-old man from Uxbridge was also arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs.

All the men remain in police custody across the country while the investigation continues.

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