Operation Elveden prompts arrest of two serving prison officers

Two serving prison officers have been arrested under Operation Elveden, taking the total number of arrests under the investigation into illegal payments made to public officials to 69.

Scotland Yard: Metropolitan police confirmed the latest arrests

Metropolitan police confirmed the arrests of a 52 year old and 26 year old in Kent at around 6am on Tuesday morning.

The 52 year old is being questioned at a South London police station on suspicion of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office and misconduct in public office, while the 26 year old is being questioned at a police station in Kent on suspicion of conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office and money laundering.

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