Metropolitan Police officers investigating one of the most high-profile organised crime gangs in the UK raided a property at Camber today (Wednesday).
A Met Police spokesman said: “The group, which include a trained accountant-turned-property developer and a solicitor, are believed to have laundered large sums of money through an investment scheme.
“Some also have known links to violence and other serious crime, spanning many years.
Seven people have been arrested so far in the operation codenamed Octopod.
“Around 50 officers and specialist financial investigators from the London Regional Asset Recovery Team, the Territorial Support Group, the dog unit, local police teams and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs executed search warrants at seven residential addresses across London, Kent, Surrey and East Sussex at approximately 6.30am.