iPhones and iPads seized in Barking

Officers from the Met’s Proactive Money Laundering Team (PMLT) have recovered approximately 200 iPads and iPhones, and £50,000 in cash after stopping a man in Barking.

On Wednesday July 15, PMLT officers observed a 31-year-old man enter an underground car park at an office block in Barking. Officers stopped and searched him and his vehicle.

A holdall was found which contained approximately 20 brand new iPhone 11 Pro’s.

The man was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

Through enquiries it became apparent that the suspect rented an office within the building. A search of his office led to the seizure of approximately £250,000 worth of stock, including 200 iPhones, iPads and £50,000 in cash.

He was taken to a north London police station and has now been released under investigation.

Enquiries are ongoing.

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Mick Ferris

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