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Rolex and cash seized at Channel Tunnel

Police seized more than £39,000 in cash and two Rolex watches at the Channel Tunnel in Folkestone.

The money was discovered at about 8am on Thursday following a search of a car at the terminal.

The car was stopped at the Channel Tunnel terminal
The car was stopped at the Channel Tunnel terminal

Kent Police say two men from Bristol, aged 34 and 38, who couldn’t account for having the large amount of money and high-value watches, were arrested at the scene.

A police spokesman said: "Both men have been released but remain under investigation whilst enquiries continue."

The incident comes after three people were arrested on Wednesday after £100,000 in cash was found sewn into two handbags at the Channel Tunnel.

A vehicle search by Border Force officers revealed two handbags, containing about £100,000 which had been sewn into their linings.

The women, aged 27 and 47, were detained on suspicion of concealing criminal property. A man, aged 28, was also arrested on suspicion of money laundering.

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