Officers investigating allegations of money laundering and fraud connected to the sale of puppies have appealed for potential victims to come forward.
The appeal comes after Norfolk Police executed warrants at five properties in south Norfolk yesterday morning (Wednesday 30 June 2021) and arrested two women aged in their 20s, two men aged in their 20s, a man aged in his 30s and a woman aged in her 30s at five properties in the Trowse and Loddon areas.
Yesterday’s arrests are part of an ongoing Norfolk Police investigation into allegations of money laundering and fraud connected to the sale of puppies in south Norfolk since December 2020.
Some potential victims have already spoken to police, and officers are keen to speak to others who believe they may also have been victim to the fraudulent sale of a puppy in south Norfolk over the last seven months.
The six people arrested yesterday (Wednesday 30 June) were taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre and questioned by officers. They have subsequently been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
A puppy recovered from one of the addresses is now being looked after by the RSPCA.
Anyone who is concerned they may also be a victim or has information that could help the investigation is asked to contact PC Charlie Stone (PC 864) at Norfolk Police on 101 quoting investigation number 36/45855/21. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.