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. Further inconsistencies in the evidence presented by the individuals involved, including post-dated documentation, led to a case that the cash was either the result of crime or intended for criminal purposes.