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Barclay's at the centre of cash-based laundering case


During the case, it emerged that a branch of Barclays bank in Belfast was being used by the defendants to make frequent large cash deposits.

The accused were caught on CCTV using the same bank - some on a daily basis - to lodge various amounts of money between January 2018 and July 2019.

This was done using an internal branch automated service device (ASD) that enables bank account holders to deposit cash into other accounts via the use of bank cards and PIN numbers.

Following arrests in July 2019, 10 suspects were charged with offences including converting criminal property, possessing criminal property and entering an arrangement to acquire criminal property.