A woman has been charged as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into the smuggling of tens of millions of pounds in criminal cash between the UK and the United Arab Emirates.
Sophie Logan, 28, originally from Derbyshire, was arrested by NCA officers at Birmingham Airport yesterday (21 December) after arriving on a flight from Dubai, where she has lived for the past six years.
The alleged illicit cash movements were made to Dubai via Birmingham and Manchester airports between December 2017 and November 2019.
Logan appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court yesterday, where she was remanded in custody until her next appearance at Birmingham Crown Court on 18 January 2024.
NCA Branch Commander Richie Davies said: “Money laundering is a global threat and the lifeblood of organised crime. The criminality it enables costs the UK billions every year and fuels violence and insecurity around the world, so tackling it is a priority for the NCA.”
22 December 2023