Pakistani "politically exposed person" arrested in UK with help of NAB


LONDON - Britain's National Crime Agency has arrested a Pakistani 'politically exposed person' in England.

The arrest was made in connection with alleged money laundering in the UK.

Money laundering was believed to be made after a result of corruption in Pakistan.

A press release from the NCA's International Corruption Unit said it had arrested the man, in his 40s, and his wife, aged in her 30s in an investigation supported by Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

The couple, who were arrested in Surrey, control a UK property portfolio worth more than £8m for which they appear to have no legitimate source of income.

The man and his wife were questioned by NCA officers and have now been released under investigation, said the press release.