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Cash seized and three people arrested at Channel Tunnel

Three people have been arrested and about £37,000 seized as part of an investigation into money laundering.

Police officers at the Channel Tunnel terminal near Folkestone stopped a car which was preparing to leave the country on Thursday afternoon.

Police stopped the car at the Channel Tunnel terminal
Police stopped the car at the Channel Tunnel terminal

The cash was found in the vehicle, the origin of which was unexplained, and the money has been seized while inquiries continue.

A 38-year-old man, a 33-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man, all from Birmingham, were arrested on suspicion of money laundering.

All three have since been released pending further investigation.

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