The Sunday Review

The wealthy Russian businessman It has been arrested You can find more information ats part of a “major operation” on suspicion of multiple offenses, the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency said in Saturday was a statement day

The 58 year-old man was arrested Thursday, at his “multi-million-pound residence in London by officers from the NCA’s Combatting Kleptocracy Cell” on suspicion of Committing offenses including money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the Home Office – the UK government department for immigration and passports – and conspiracy to commit perjury, the agency said.

Another 35-year old man was employed on the premises. arrested “nearby” on suspicion of money laundering Occupation of An officer “after he was seen leaving the address with a bag found to contain thousands of pounds in cash,” According to the statement.

Agency identifies a 39-year-old man as the former boyfriend. of The businessman’s current partner, was arrested At his home in Pimlico, LondonFor offences including money laundering According to the statement, conspiracy to defraud

The Sunday Review has been provided more details by a person who was close to the investigation on Two of Men arrestedAccording to, the man of 39 years was a national of Russia, Israel, the UK, and the 35 year-old man were both Polish citizens. The Sunday Review received word that the bank notes the 35 year-old man was carrying had not been counted yet, but were believed to be. in Tens of Thousands in British currency

The authorities interviewed the three men and released them. on According to the statement, bail.

The Russian Embassy in London A note was sent to British authorities concerning the detention of You can find more information at Russian According to the statement of the embassy, it is a citizen Russian RIA Novosti, the state news agency

“The Russian Embassy in London has asked the British authorities for clarification in connection with the information from the National Crime Agency about the alleged detention of a Russian citizen in London,” According to RIA Novosti, the note reads:

“The NCA’s Combatting Kleptocracy Cell, only established this year, is having significant success investigating potential criminal activity by oligarchs, the professional service providers that support and enable them and those linked to the Russian regime,” said the agency’s director general Graeme Biggar.

“We will continue to use all the powers and tactics available to us to disrupt this threat,” He concluded.

More than 50 officers were involved in The operation at businessman’s London Property, according to the statement. “A number of digital devices and a significant quantity of cash was recovered following extensive searches by NCA investigators,” According to the statement.

The agency claims it has prevented nearly 100 disruptions so far “against Putin-linked elites and their enablers” And has taken direct action against “a significant number of elites who impact directly on the UK.”

It also targets other agencies “less conventional routes used to disguise movements of significant wealth, such as high value asset sales via auction houses,” According to the statement.