Gold seized and 16 arrested in West Yorkshire police operation

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WEST Yorkshire Police seized a substantial amount of cash and gold after executing a series of warrants in Leeds and across the UK

A total of 16 people were arrested on suspicion of money laundering offences in connection with an ongoing financial investigation.

Three warrants were executed on Thursday September 8 in Bradford, Shipley and Leeds.

Two further warrants were executed at addresses in Curzon Street and Hatton Gardens in London.

Five court orders were also carried out in Birmingham, Sheffield and Manchester. 

A total of 16 people have been arrested on money laundering offences and are all now on police bail. 

A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “A substantial amount of cash and gold was seized during the operation.”

Enquiries are ongoing.

Extra armed police were on the streets of West Yorkshire today after the attack in Manchester. Picture shows officers in Leeds earlier this year.

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