Woman remanded over smuggling charges - The Solihull Observer

Woman remanded over smuggling charges

Solihull Editorial 5th Jan, 2024   0

A WOMAN has been remanded in custody after being arrested at Birmingham Airport on cash smuggling charges.

Sophie Logan originally from Derbyshire, was remanded by Birmingham Magistrates Court on December 21 until her next appearance at Birmingham Crown Court on January 18.

The 28-year-old was charged as part of a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation into the smuggling of tens of millions of pounds in criminal cash between the UK and the United Arab Emirates.

She was arrested NCA officers at Birmingham Airport after arriving on a flight from Dubai, where she has lived for the past six years.

The alleged illicit cash movements were made to Dubai via Birmingham and Manchester airports between December 2017 and November 2019.

NCA branch commander Richie Davies said: “Money laundering is a global threat and the lifeblood of organised crime. The criminality it enables costs the UK billions every year and fuels violence and insecurity around the world, so tackling it is a priority for the NCA.”

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