Coolessan man faces laundering charges

Limavady Courthouse

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A Limavady man lifted in a planned search in September during which cash and drugs were also seized has been charged with money laundering.

On September 4 detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch investigating the supply of controlled drugs conducted a planned search in Coolessan Walk, Limavady.

During this search a substantial amount of cash was seized. At the time a 47 year old man was arrested and interviewed about suspected money laundering offences but was later released on bail pending the completion of further enquiries.

The suspect has been interviewed and charged with two money laundering offences involving more than £3,000. These are possession of criminal property and concealment of criminal property.

He will appear in Limavady Magistrates Court on Wednesday, November 18.

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Gillis, from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch, said: “We are determined to tackle the scourge of illegal drugs and associated criminal activity in our community. We will act on any information provided to us by members of the public. People can call police on the non-emergency number 101 or provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”