Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Two males who have been jailed final 12 months following a cash laundering investigation have been ordered to repay greater than £25,000.
Confiscation orders have been granted by Bradford Crown Courtroom final week towards Khalid Mahmood Khan and Sajid Khan, who have been sentenced to 16 months and 13 months respectively for transferring legal property in relation to a amount of round £32,000 in money which was recovered from a automobile after police stopped it on the M62 in February 2016.
The money was believed to be linked to the provision of Class A medication.
The sentences led to the Bradford District Proceeds of Crime workforce investigating the funds of the lads.
Khalid Mahmood Khan, 40, of Park View Highway, Bradford, was discovered to have obtainable property which totalled £13,970.23. This was made up of his share of the money seized from the automobile, money seized on his arrest and checking account funds.
The obtainable property of Sajid Khan, 48, of Thorpe Highway in Walsall, have been discovered to complete £11,148.88. This once more was fabricated from up of his share of the seized money, money seized on his arrest and checking account funds.
Each males have been ordered to repay the total quantities by 6 Might 2019 or face an extra six months in jail. The orders will nonetheless stand if the monies haven’t been repaid by the above date.
A listening to into the obtainable property of a 3rd man jailed following this investigation, Mohammed Sajid Khan, 41, additionally of Park View Highway, Bradford, is because of happen in June.
Detective Sergeant Karen Milner, of the Bradford District Proceeds of Crime Staff, mentioned:
“These orders are an extra warning to those that imagine they will profit financially from a legal life-style.
“The Bradford District POCA Staff is dedicated to utilizing the Proceeds of Crime Act laws to research the funds of criminals so any advantages they’re believed to have obtained from their exercise might be seized by the courts and in some circumstances, used to learn the communities who’ve been affected by crime.
“In case you suspect somebody could also be dwelling an identical life-style then you possibly can report them by calling the police on 101, or utilizing the stay chat facility on the West Yorkshire Police web site. Data will also be reported anonymously to the impartial charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”
Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) added:
“It’s reassuring to see these confiscation orders going towards people who look to hurt our communities and rightly sends a robust message that crime doesn’t pay. I wish to take this chance to thank the Bradford District Proceeds of Crime Act Staff and prosecutors for his or her thorough and diligent work on this case.
“A great quantity of this cash will now be put into my Safer Communities Fund, which supplies grants to group tasks and organisations throughout West Yorkshire, who’re serving to to maintain individuals protected and feeling protected.
“Up to now, effectively over 100 tasks within the Bradford District have obtained a share of round £650,000 of this funding. The most recent spherical of grants are as a result of be awarded in March the place I’m positive Bradford will see extra success.”