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Organised Crime Ring Reported for Illegal Money Lending

Officers of Trading Standards Scotland, with the assistance of officers of Poloce Scotland and Highland Council, have conculded a two year long investigation into illegal money lending. The investigation which was primarily centred on the Aberdeen and Inverness areas of Scotland eventually streched to Northern England and even as far as London.

As a result of the investigation, five people have been reported by Trading Standards Scotland to the Procurator Fiscal at Inverness for various offences of illegal money lending being involved in organised crime. Police Scotland have identified and restrained assets worth in excess of £1 million in relation to the investigation.