Drugs, Range Rovers, BMWs and Audi Q7s seized from suspected £15.5m crime gang

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Ten people have been charged over an alleged plot to smuggle £15.5 million of dirty money out of the UK in suitcases.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) have been investigating an alleged “well-orchestrated conspiracy” to move cash made through drugs and people smuggling out of the UK to Dubai.

Nine men and one woman, aged between 28 and 44, were arrested as part of its probe.

Cash, drugs and a number of cars including Range Rovers, Audis and BMWs were seized during dawn raids in Hounslow, Hayes, Uxbridge and Southall, all in west London, on Wednesday, the NCA said.

The operation followed an investigation into cash seizures of more than £1.5 million made by Border Force officials during 2019.

The following seven people were charged with conspiracy to launder criminal cash and being a member of an organised crime group: Charan Singh, 41, of Hounslow; Valjeet Singh, 30, of Hounslow; Jasbir Singh Dhal, 28, of Southall; Sundar Vengadassalam, 44, of Southall; Jasbeer Singh Malhotra, 33, of Hanwell; Pinky Kapur, 35 of Hayes; Manmon Singh Kapur, 44, of Hayes.

A further three men were charged with the same offences as well as conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration: Swander Singh Dhal, 33, of Hounslow; Jasbir Singh Kapoor, 31, of Hayes; and Diljan Malhotra, 43, of Uxbridge.

All 10 have been remanded in custody to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on Friday, the NCA said.

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