£1m of assets frozen

A court has frozen a Manchester property portfolio worth over £1m owned by Francis and Judy Murphy, the brother and sister-in-law of Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy, as the Assets Recovery Agency believe it was the proceeds of money-laundering and fuel smuggling. Previously, the Criminal Assets Bureau froze 1m euros in cash, cheques and drafts belonging to the three Murphy brothers and their fuel company (subs reqd).