Suspected money agent arrested after exclusive LBC investigation

3 October 2019, 08:03

By Megan White

This is the moment a man suspected of being the money agent for a people smuggling gang was arrested by Home Office officials in Birmingham.

An LBC investigation into a people smuggling gang working out of Dunkirk in northern France tracked a man who took the money to reserve a place on a boat crossing the English channel.

Working out of a newsagent in Birmingham, the man is being investigated as part of a suspected money-laundering operation for a gang.

He would take customers’ money and transfer it to an account in Pakistan once the person had arrived in the UK.

After covertly filming the investigation by an undercover reporter, LBC handed the information to the Home Office.

On Tuesday, they raided the newsagent and arrested one man. He remains in custody.