Suspected loan sharks arrested for lending illegal money in Maidenhead

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TWO men were arrested on suspicion of being part of a multi-agency operation targeting illegal money lending in Maidenhead and Shepperton.

Thames Valley Police and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead worked in partnership with England’s Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) to successfully execute a three-address warrant on Tuesday, June 15.

Officers from the Illegal Money Loan Unit of Wales (WIMLU) and the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) also aided the operation in which searches of the properties led to the discovery of documents, electronic devices and a quantity of cash.

These items were all seized in the arrest warrants.

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The suspects, aged 43 and 60, were arrested on charges of illegal money lending and money laundering and taken into police custody for questioning.

They have since been released under investigation.

Councilor David Cannon, Member of the Public Protection Cabinet at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, said: “It has been a successful partnership and I want to thank the team, council officers and police involved.

“Our Business Standards team is on hand to help make our communities safer and will work in partnership with other organizations to ensure residents are protected.”


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