Arrested in London a Russian oligarch accused of money laundering

The National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom (NCA, in English) reported this Saturday the arrest in London of a Russian oligarch, whose identity has not been revealed, accused of alleged crimes of money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the Ministry of the Interior and perjury.

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03 December 2022 Saturday 07:30
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Arrested in London a Russian oligarch accused of money laundering

The National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom (NCA, in English) reported this Saturday the arrest in London of a Russian oligarch, whose identity has not been revealed, accused of alleged crimes of money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the Ministry of the Interior and perjury.

The 58-year-old businessman was arrested on Thursday at his "multimillion-dollar residence" in the British capital along with one of his 35-year-old employees, who was discovered by the agents when he was leaving the home carrying a bag with thousands of pounds in metallic, detailed the NCA in a statement.

In the same operation, a third man, 39 years old, former boyfriend of the businessman's current partner, has been arrested, the security forces indicated.

More than fifty agents have been involved in the device to arrest the Russian oligarch, an operation that has led to the search of a property in London, the seizure of various digital devices and a "significant" amount of cash.

"The NCA's anti-kleptocracy cell created this year is achieving significant successes in investigating potential criminal activity by oligarchs and the service providers that support them," said agency director general Graeme Biggar.

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