Cash seizure on leaving the UK

Paul represented the Home Office in a case concerning a cash seizure of approximately £40,000 from foreign nationals leaving the UK through Dover Docks.

The concealed and undeclared cash was claimed to be the profits of online gambling and/or foreign property transactions. However, the lack of sufficient audit trail or evidence of currency exchange suggested otherwise. There were further inconsistencies in the evidence presented by the individuals involved, including post-dated documentation. This led to a case that the cash was either the result of crime or intended for criminal purposes.