A MAN has been acquitted of money laundering after being arrested as part of a widespread drug investigation John Rowe, 45, of Whitebirk Road, Blackburn, received the verdict at a hearing at Manchester Crown Court.

He was one of seven men arrested in 2012 after Lancashire Constabulary’s Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) launched a probe into the supply of drugs across Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside.