Russian businessman arrested in oligarchs investigation

A Russian businessman has been arrested at his multi-million-pound London home by officers investigating potential criminal activity by oligarchs.

The man, 58, was held on suspicion of money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the Home Office and conspiracy to commit perjury.

A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of money laundering.

He was also arrested for obstructing an officer when trying to leave with a bag containing thousands of pounds in cash.

A third man, 39, who is the former boyfriend of the businessman’s current partner, was arrested at his home in Pimlico, central London, for offences including money laundering and conspiracy to defraud.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) said more than 50 officers from its Combatting Kleptocracy Cell were involved in the operation at the businessman’s property, where a number of digital devices and a significant quantity of cash was seized following a search.

Graeme Biggar, director general of the NCA, said the unit, which was…

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