£50k cash found hidden in pick up truck at border

A man has been arrested after GBP50,000 cash was found hidden in the lining of a pick up truck. The vehicle was stopped at the Channel Tunnel terminal in Folkestone last night (Monday).

Cash was found hidden in a truck at the Channel Tunnel. Photo: Kent Police Cash was found hidden in a truck at the Channel Tunnel. Photo: Kent Police

UK Border Force officers carried out a search of the Mitsubishi L200 with the assistance of a sniffer dog and found several bundles of cash wrapped in tinfoil. The money was seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act along with a further GBP2,000 the man had in his possession.

A 47-year-old man from Oldbury in the West Midlands was arrested on suspicion of money laundering and remains in custody pending further inquiries.

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