Police move to demolish criminal empires of big drug dealers and money launderers - birmingham live electronic money laundering

Police move to demolish criminal empires of big drug dealers and money launderers – birmingham live electronic money laundering

Jalil ahmed

Sahil khan, 31, from solihull and jalil ahmed, 29, from moseley, were members of a eight-strong gang who were jailed for nearly 50 years in 2013 for laundering £19million of drugs money in just 14 months.

The group worked with cronies in the middle east and pakistan to transfer drug money for criminals both in the UK and europe and investigators found they had laundered about £19 million between january, 2011, and march, 2012.

Ahmed even sported an ‘ARO6ANT’ personalised number plate on his mercedes.

Both men have been hit with orders that restricts use of communication devices, carrying certain amounts of cash and transferring cash.

Barry phipps and geoffrey alan edwards were both convicted in 2012 of trying to smuggle cocaine and cannabis into the country worth up to £125 million.

Phipps, 52, from walmley, sutton coldfield, was jailed for 25 years and edwards, 57, from kings norton, was given a 20-year sentence for what a judge described as a “sophisticated” smuggling operation.Electronic money laundering

The gang had used huge industrial rollers which, when sealed, would have made it difficult for sniffer dogs to detect the drugs, which had been destined eventually for ireland.

Soon after the first smuggling operation was uncovered, phipps, who had financed it, had set up a second one which had involved concealing cocaine in consignments of mini-harley davidson motorcycles and inflatable sea scooters that were sent to ireland.

Phipps must inform authorities of changes to his name or identity, business interests and premises. Edwards must additionally notify them about vehicles.

A birmingham graduate who was described as the “chief executive” of a massive heroin smuggling plot has also been hit with an order that places restrictions on his bank accounts, vehicles, and use of communication devices.

Akbar bukhari was jailed for 18 years in 2011 after he admitted conspiracy to supply £7 million worth of heroin and money laundering.Electronic money laundering

The then serious organised crime agency said bukhari, from small heath, had employed practices he acquired as a business student to keep a detailed ledger of his “wide-ranging and complex” criminal operations.

His “meticulous” ledgers betrayed the scale of his operation and his involvement as gang leader when police raided his home in birmingham.

A ledger used by akbar bukhari

In 2009 faisal mohammed dad, 31, from solihull and asif khan, 31, from sparkhill, were each jailed for 11 years for attempting to smuggle heroin worth £1.5 million into britain by hiding it in hundreds of plastic straws woven into a consignment of afghan rugs.

Customs officers at birmingham airport discovered almost 37lbs (16.7kilograms) of high-grade heroin stashed inside packages of hand-made rugs in january 2008.

Dad has been subject to a 15-year financial reporting order and an SCPO that includes bans on associating with certain people and restrictions on owning and using vehicles.Electronic money laundering

And khan has a host of restrictions including use of third-party bank accounts, communication devices and changes to his name and identity.

Ian cruxton, director of the NCA’s organised crime command said: “career criminals often regard prison as an interruption which rarely marks the end of their involvement in organised crime.

“this is why NCA has a policy of lifetime management. Once a criminal is on our radar they will stay on it.

“the NCA rigorously enforces these orders and takes action if people breach the terms. Publishing data on criminals who are subject to these orders enables other organisations and the public to prevent and report breaches”.

Anyone with relevant information on the individuals named below should contact crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the crimestoppers website.

The list of criminals hit with court orders

Name // age // offence // order type // location

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FRO – financial reporting order – report all financial transactions, accounts, assets etc

SCPO – serious crime prevention order – restrictions on possession of cash, restrictions on ownership of bank/building society accounts and credit card, restrictions on transferring money overseas, restrictions on possession and control of mobile communication devices, notification of changes related to the order.

Jalil ahmed, 29, proceeds of crime, SCPO, in community

Akbar bukari, 34, class A drugs, SCPO, in prison

Faisal mohammed dad, 31, class A drugs, SCPO and FRO, in community

Alan geoffrey edwards, 57, drugs, SCPO, in prison

Asif khan, 31, drugs, SCPO, in community

Sahil khan, 31, class A drugs/proceeds of crime, SCPO, in community

Khalid mohammed, 34, class A drugs, SCPO, in prison

Keith lyndon mottram, 50, class A drugs 10 year FRO, unlawfully at large

Kenneth barry phipps, 52, class A and C drugs, SCPO, in prison