Kent

Gravesend man arrested over money laundering

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Image caption The man was released on bail after being arrested by customs officers on suspicion of laundering up to £6m

A 35-year-old businessman from Gravesend in Kent has been arrested on suspicion of laundering up to £6m.

Customs officers searched a house and business in the town on Tuesday and seized more than 600 litres of what is believed to be illicit alcohol.

It was estimated to be worth about £17,000 in lost duty and taxes. Business records and equipment and £6,000 in cash was also seized.

The man was released on bail until 17 June pending further investigations.

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