Friday, 28 May 2021

£5 Million Cash Found Under Mattress In London Flat

£5 million cash found under mattress in Fulham flat

Covid curbs on flights meant launderers left piles of money strewn all over luxury property

Three money launderers are facing jail after £5.1 million in “dirty cash” was found under beds, in cupboards and dumped on the floor of a flat.

The money, the Met’s largest single cash seizure, was discovered when lockdown stopped it being taken out of the country.

Police said it was stacked up at the Fulhamflat because the gang “didn’t know what to do with it”.

It was found when undercover officers swooped on Ruslan Shamsutdinov, 36, as he struggled to put heavy bags into a car outside the luxury Porteus Apartments last June.

Detective Superintendent Jason Prins said his team accidentally stumbled across the Fulham flat during a long-running operation into firearms and Class A drugs supply.

He said: “This is the largest ever single cash seizure by the Met and I believe one of the largest ever nationally.

“In the flat, there was money everywhere you went — under the beds, in cupboards and on the floor. They couldn’t even hide it. It was a money laundering hub for a number of crime groups.”

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