Woman charged over Heathrow Airport cash seizure

Woman charged over Heathrow Airport cash seizure
A woman has been charged with money laundering after almost £2 million in cash Credit: ITV News Meridian

A woman from Yorkshire has been charged with money laundering after almost £2 million in cash was seized by Border Force officers at Heathrow Airport - the largest such detection at the border so far in 2020.

Tara Hanlon, 30, was stopped at the airport's Terminal 2 at around 8pm on Saturday (3 October) before attempting to board a flight to Dubai. Officers searched five suitcases and found cash totalling £1.9 million in sterling notes.

Hanlon was arrested, along with a 28-year-old woman from the Doncaster area, and the investigation was referred to the National Crime Agency (NCA).



Tara Hanlon, 30, was stopped at the airport's Terminal 2 at around 8pm on Saturday (3 October) Credit: ITV News Meridian

Miss Hanlon, of Pelham Court, Leeds, was later charged with money laundering and appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates Court on Monday, 5 October where she was remanded in custody until her next appearance at Isleworth Crown Court on 5 November.

The other woman arrested has been released under investigation.