A British woman, Tara Hanlon, 30, was caught at Heathrow Airport trying to board on a flight to Dubai with almost £2million in cash stashed inside 5 suitcases.
The woman from Leeds was stopped by Border Force at Heathrow’s Terminal 2 at around 8pm on Saturday, October 3.
Border Force officers searched her luggage and found £1.9million in cash – the largest money detection seen so far in 2020.
Tara Hanlon was charged with money laundering and appeared before Uxbridge Magistrates Court on October 5.
Hanlon was arrested alongside another woman, 28, from Doncaster, and an investigation was launched by the National Crime Agency (NCA).
The other woman has been released under investigation.
Chris Philp, Minister for Immigration Compliance and the Courts, said: ‘This is the largest individual cash seizure at the border so far in 2020 and I am delighted with the efforts of Border Force officers.”