National Crime Agency (NCA) The UK declined to comment on the identity of the Russian citizen detained in London.
“We cannot add anything to the previously released press release,” the NCA press service told TASS on Sunday.
On the eve of the NCA, it was reported that a Russian businessman suspected of money laundering and two of his possible accomplices were detained in London on Thursday. During the search, several electronic devices and “significant amounts of cash” were seized. All three detainees were interrogated and then released on bail.
Later, a source told TASS that we are talking about the detention of businessman Mikhail Fridman, who was then released on bail. According to a source in Friedman’s entourage, the reason for the businessman’s detention was suspicion of violating the sanctions imposed on him.