British woman accused of trying to fly to Dubai with nearly £2million stashed in five suitcases

A BRITISH woman is accused of trying to fly to Dubai with nearly £2million stashed in five suitcases.

Tara Hanlon, 30, was stopped by Border Force officials at Heathrow.


They had discovered hundreds of cash rolls in luggage — their biggest single money haul this year.

Hanlon was charged with money laundering and appeared before Uxbridge magistrates.

She was remanded in custody until November 5 when she will appear at Isleworth crown court.

If convicted, Hanlon, of Leeds, faces up to 14 years in prison.

Chris Philp, minister for immigration compliance and the courts, said: “This is the largest individual cash seizure at the border so far in 2020 and I am delighted with the efforts of Border Force officers.

“Preventing the export of undeclared cash from the UK is a vital step in clamping down on organised criminal gangs.”

A 28-year-old woman, from Doncaster, was arrested at the same time and released under investigation.


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