Russian businessman arrested on suspicion of money laundering in London

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A 58-year-old Russian businessman has been arrested at his luxury London home on suspicion of money laundering as part of authorities’ ongoing investigation into the activities of Russian oligarchs in the British capital.

The detainee, who has not been identified, has also been charged with conspiracy to commit perjury and conspiracy to defraud the Home Office, according to a statement from the National Crime Agency (CAN) picked up Saturday by Sky News.

The Russian tycoon has not been publicly identified by name, nor have two other men who have been arrested in the same operation.

However, one of them, a 35-year-old alleged employee of the billionaire, was seen leaving the building with thousands of pounds in a suitcase.

The third individual was arrested in the London borough of Pimlico, also for money laundering and conspiracy to commit fraud.