The Mail on Sunday has reported details of the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell at a New Hampshire luxury hideaway. According to the newspaper, armed agents raced a convoy of 15 vehicles through the New Hampshire woods, with spy planes buzzing overhead, in the moments before they smashed down Ghislaine Maxwell’s door and arrested her Thursday.
When 24 armed FBI agents finally stormed the property — suitably named “Tuckedaway” — they were backed by New York cops, local officers and even New Hampshire’s gang task force, the paper said.
After using bolt-cutters to break the lock on a metal gate the teams “drove at speed up the half-mile driveway in a convoy of 15 vehicles,” an officer told the paper.
“And let’s just say, we didn’t knock politely on the door,” the officer said. “It was smashed down.”
Maxwell was “up and dressed” and wearing “sweatpants and a top” in the living room when they burst in, the officer said.
“She was turned around quickly and cuffed. She was in custody in a matter of seconds,” the source insisted.
Area residents were shocked to learn that their mystery neighbor was actually Maxwell, the disgraced British socialite and long-time confidant of notorious late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
The hunt for Maxwell cost “millions of dollars and hundreds of man-hours,” the paper’s source said of the “high-stakes game of cat and mouse.”
Maxwell was finally found in the $1.07 million luxury home that she bought in an all-cash deal through what prosecutors called a “carefully anonymized LLC” in court papers filed Thursday. Her defense team is now “preparing for war,” a source told the paper. “They’ve had a year to anticipate this. She has money to put the best legal team in place,” the source said, noting they “anticipated this day would come.” “She’s in the fight of her life and not going down quietly. She insists she’s innocent and always has done,” the source said.