Arrests In Belfast And London Over Maltese Bank Heist

Law360, London (January 31, 2020, 2:59 PM GMT) -- The U.K.’s crime-fighting agency has arrested six men on suspicion of money laundering in an investigation into a €13 million ($14.4 million) cyber-heist at the Bank of Valletta on the island of Malta.

One man detained at Heathrow Airport late Thursday as he returned to London from China was questioned by the NCA and granted bail. Two men arrested in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, after handing themselves in to police remain in custody, the agency said on Friday. All three were held on suspicion of money laundering offenses, fraud and theft.

The three arrests announced Friday bring the total this month...

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