Tara Hanlon, 30, admitted money laundering crime after she was trapped trying to fly to Dubai with almost £2m in suitcases. She, before being at Heathrow Airport tried to board a flight. A Kim Kardashian fan Tara Hanlon, 30, from Leeds, tried smuggling £2m to Dubai after reportedly enduring surgical procedures to look like the star, reported mirror.co.uk.
Hanlon was stopped at Heathrow Airport as she tried to take a flight to the United Arab Emirates in October 2020. Border officials found more than £1.9m cash in pound real hid into five suitcases, which was designated at the time as the largest airport cash haul of 2020.
According to reports Leeds Live, ‘The 30-year-old, who appeared via a video-link at Isleworth Crown Court on Thursday, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to remove criminal property from England and Wales between July 13 and October 4 last year, However, Hanlon did admit three counts of removing criminal property, relating to cash amounts of £1.4m on July 14, £1.1m on August 10 and £1m on August 31 last year.’
She also begged guilty to endeavoring to take £1.9m in criminal cash from the country on the day she was arrested. It seems that she accepted more than £5m worth of money laundering offenses Prosecutor Nathan Rasiah claimed that the charges related to three trips Hanlon effectively made and one failed attempt of money laundering on October 3, 2020, when she was arrested.
As per her gran, ‘Glam Hanlon, who wore a powder blue jacket over a white top, during her appearance via video-link, has undergone surgery to look like her idol Kim Kardashian’. Maureen Downs told Mail Online before her granddaughter’s guilty petitions that Hanlon had a “heart of gold” and had “never been in trouble”.
She said: “‘I know my granddaughter and she would never do anything like what she is accused of. She has a heart of gold. She is a lovely girl and she had never, ever been in trouble. I want to know if somebody switched her bags. I can’t see her having the confidence to go through an airport like that.”