Three men arrested and £300k recovered in south Manchester

Three men have been arrested in connection with suspected money laundering offences following reports of suspicious activity in south Manchester.

The three suspects – aged 37, 33 and 30 – were arrested on suspicion of money laundering and possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply.

Police received a call at around 4.20pm on Saturday February 13 with a report of suspicious activity in a car park off Moss Lane East in Moss Side.

Subsequent enquiries took officers to an address on Moss Lane East, believed to be linked to the men.

They conducted a house search and recovered £300,000 in cash, found in a suitcase, along with a quantity of suspected cannabis.

Detective Inspector Geoff Machent, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “This incident highlights the importance of members of the public speaking to police if they see behaviour that doesn’t seem quite right, and this is a great example of that.

“These arrests and the discovery of hundreds of thousands of pounds is part of GMP’s ongoing commitment to tackle money laundering and modern slavery offences, and while enquiries are ongoing, we believe this to be a significant recovery.”

Four vehicles were also recovered, and all three remain in custody for questioning, as enquiries continue.

Anyone with any information should contact the police or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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