British woman, 30, is caught at Heathrow trying to fly to Dubai with nearly £2MILLION cash

British woman, 30, is caught at Heathrow trying to fly to Dubai with nearly £2MILLION cash stashed inside five suitcases

  •  Tara Hanlon, 30, from Leeds was stopped by Border Force at Heathrow
  • It was the largest money detection Border Force officers  have done this year 
  • She was charged with money laundering and appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates Court 

A British woman was caught at Heathrow trying to board on a flight to Dubai with almost £2 million in cash in her luggages. 

Tara Hanlon, 30, from Yorkshire, was stopped by Border Force at Heathrow’s Terminal 2 at around 8pm on Saturday 3 October.  

Border Force officers searched  her five suitcases and found £1.9 million in cash- the largest money detection they have done so far in 2020.   

Tara Hanlon, 30, from Yorkshire was  caught in Heathrow, trying to board on a flight to Dubai

Border Force officers found £1.9 million  cash stashed inside  her five suitcases

Border Force officers found £1.9 million  cash stashed inside  her five suitcases

Hanlon was charged with money laundering and appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates Court

Hanlon was charged with money laundering and appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates Court

Chris Philp, Minister for Immigration Compliance and the Courts, said: ‘This is the largest individual cash seizure at the border so far in 2020 and I am delighted with the efforts of Border Force officers.

‘Preventing the export of undeclared cash from the UK is a vital step in clamping down on organised criminal gangs.  

 Hanlon was arrested, charged with money laundering and appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates Court on Monday, 5 October. 

She was remanded in custody until her next appearance at Isleworth Crown Court on 5 November.

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