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£30 million National Crime Squad Prosecution known as Operation Diorite involving Hawala Banking.
Twenty people were arrested in the UK in an operation by the National Crime Squad, Scotland Yard and West Midlands Police.
Officers believed money was paid into banks in the Midlands from across the UK and was then sent electronically to Hong Kong and other overseas destinations. More than 200 officers were involved in the UK operation – code-named Diorite – and targeted addresses in London, Walsall and Coventry.
They seized up to £150,000 in cash, along with documents and computer equipment.
Case represented by the Opus Law Team.