Birmingham woman and 11 others charged with smuggling cash from the UK to Dubai

12 people, including a woman from Harborne, have been charged following a major National Crime Agency investigation

A woman from Birmingham has been charged for smuggling of millions of pounds in criminal cash out of the UK.

Paige Henry, of Ravenshurst Road, Harborne, Birmingham, is one of twelve people in total in the UK to have been charged.

The 12 people are suspected of being cash couriers, responsible for transporting large amounts of money in suitcases on flights from the UK to Dubai. They were arrested and charged as part of a major National Crime Agency investigation.

Seized cash in carrier bag.

The following individuals appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (28 September), charged with: removal of property from England and Wales, namely cash, which, they knew or suspected, constituted or represented others benefit from criminal conduct,

They are:

· Jonathan Johnson (DoB 10/10/1967) and Jo Emma Larvin (12/11/1978), both of Grantley, Rippon, North Yorkshire

· Ali Al Nawab (01/01/1984), of The Vale, London NW1

· Mehdi Amrollahibiyouki (02/09/1982), of Long Lane, Finchley, London

· Stacey Borg (20/10/1981), of Carr Road, Calverley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire

· Craig Bramall (07/08/1981), of Ordsall Lane, Salford

· Toni Groves (17/05/1998), of Blossom Street, Manchester

· Amy Harrison (26/05/1995), of Highdown, Worcester Park, Surrey

· Paige Henry (07/08/1997), of Ravenshurst Road, Birmingham

· Samantha Horst (22/05/1972), of Wendover Road, Staines Upon Thames, Middlesex

· Bridget Taylor (29/01/1980), of Manor Place, Edinburgh

A 12th individual, Megan Reeves (15/11/1992), of Langer Street, Doncaster, appeared at the same court, charged with attempting to remove property from England and Wales, namely cash, which, she knew or suspected, constituted or represented others’ benefit from criminal conduct, contrary to section 1 of the Criminal Attempts Act 1981. All 12 individuals were bailed until their next appearance at Isleworth Crown Court on 27 October.

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