"UK Law Enforcers Arrest 400 in Major Fraud Crackdown"

UK police recently arrested hundreds of suspects and seized $15m as part of an ongoing crackdown on rampant fraud in the country.  Now in its third iteration, Operation Henhouse was coordinated again by the National Economic Crime Centre and City of London Police.  According to the National Crime Agency (NCA), activity in February and March led to 438 arrests, 211 voluntary interviews, £13.9m seized in cash and assets, and account freezing orders of £5.1m.  The agency teamed up with all UK police forces, Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Serious Fraud Office, and National Trading Standards.  Among the highest value assets seized were an £80,000 Porsche, a £70,000 BMW, and a £15,000 Rolex watch.  Police Scotland, supported by Greater Manchester Police and the North West ROCU, arrested and charged two men in connection with a fraudulent banking scheme. 


Infosecurity Magazine reports: "UK Law Enforcers Arrest 400 in Major Fraud Crackdown"

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