UK Law Enforcers Arrest 400 in Major Fraud Crackdown


UK police have arrested hundreds of suspects and seized £19m ($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.

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, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA).

The agency teamed up with all UK police forces and Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs), alongside the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), 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.

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