A girl who tried to flee with 5 suitcases stuffed filled with financial institution notes. (Representational)

A girl who tried to fly from London’s Heathrow Airport with 5 suitcases stuffed filled with financial institution notes price 1.9 million kilos ($2.44 million) has been charged with cash laundering, UK Border Drive stated on Wednesday.

Tara Hanlon, 30, from Leeds in northern England, was making an attempt to board a flight to Dubai on Saturday when she was stopped. Officers searched her suitcases and located the large money haul, the biggest detection on the UK border up to now in 2020.

Britain’s immigration compliance minister Chris Philp stated that stopping the export of undeclared money from the UK was a significant step in clamping down on organised crime gangs.

Hanlon appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates Court docket on Monday and was remanded in custody till 5 Nov. A 28-year-old girl from Doncaster in northern England who was arrested on the identical time has been launched below investigation, the assertion stated.

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