AN ARREST has been made following a suspected £35 million money laundering scheme.

Customs officials raided an unknown premises in Swindon at the weekend, seizing computers and business records.

A 44-year-old Swindon man was arrested along with nine others from Berkshire, Bristol, Bournemouth, Exeter and Newport.

The total fraud is believed to be approximately £35 million.

Colin Spinks, assistant director of the HMRC Fraud Investigation Service, said: “Tax fraud is often thought victimless, but it isn’t. The public lose out on vital funds for essential services.

“We will continue to work with our partners to tackle this crime.”

Those arrested were interviewed by HMRC and have been released while investigations continue.

Officials have asked anyone with information to contact the HMRC Fraud Hotline on 0800 788 887.