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Six illegal taxi drivers stopped during money laundering investigation

The discoveries were made in Belfast and Co Down yesterday.

Image: Taxi via Shutterstock

POLICE INVESTIGATING MONEY laundering stopped a number of suspected illegal taxis yesterday.

The PSNI is conducting an investigation into suspected money laundering and illegal taxis in association with a number of partner agencies.

Detectives from Serious Crime Branch searched some business and residential properties in west Belfast and Co Down yesterday and stopped a number of suspected illegal taxis.

This resulted in:

  • Cannabis resin estimated to be worth £1,500 seized.
  • £800 cash seized.
  • Six illegal taxi drivers stopped and spoken to regarding various offences.
  • Six people detected working whilst claiming benefits.
  • More than 60 road traffic and motoring related offences being investigated.
  • One vehicle seized for using suspected “red” diesel.
  • One illegal gaming machine seized.

A number of other items were removed for further examination, said the police.

In relation to the drugs seizure, a 52-year-old man charged with possession of cannabis and possession with intent to supply. He will appear at Downpatrick Court on 24 July.

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