UK: ‘Significant’ Drug Trafficking And Money Laundering Gang Dismantled After Lengthy Police Operation

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An extensive criminal organisation, which supplied class A drugs and laundered millions of pounds in illicit profits, has been dismantled following an investigation by the joint NCA and Metropolitan Police Organised Crime Partnership.

The organisation was led by Baljinder Kang, 32, from Tilbury, and his right hand man Sukhjinder Pooney, 34, from Gravesend, with money being laundered in West Yorkshire. They used encrypted smartphones as well as a succession of unregistered ‘burner’ phones to direct the group’s activity.

Members of the crime group trafficked millions of pounds-worth of illegal drugs across England. The proceeds were then deposited in cash into front company bank accounts, including £50,000 deposited into a branch of Barclays in Halifax, before being transferred to a destination account in Dubai.

During the course of the investigation, officers seized more than £1.4million in cash, with at least £1.8 million more known to have been laundered by the criminal network.

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