Police stop car at roundabout and find HUGE surprise inside
Police investigating money laundering hit the jackpot when they stopped a car carrying almost a quarter of a million pounds.
Officers found a staggering £225,000 stuffed inside cardboard boxes when they pulled over the car on Thursday night at a busy roundabout in Salford, Greater Manchester.
The money was recovered as part of the Greater Manchester Police's (GMP) Operation Falcon, reports Manchester Evening News.
In a statement, GMP said: "Two men have been arrested on suspicion of money laundering after the large quantity of money was found in two cardboard boxes after the vehicle was stopped near Pendleton Island at around 8pm on 6 October 2022.
"The arrests follow an investigation by GMP’s Money Laundering Team within the Economic Crime and Cyber Unit (ECU) in partnership with Roads Policing as part of Operation Falcon, a collaboration between the ECU and Special Operations to tackle money laundering across Greater Manchester.
"Two men, aged 22 and 60, remain in custody for questioning."