Punjab-origin man jailed for money-laundering in UK
He was sentenced to 20 months in jail and 200 hours of unpaid work this week.punjab Updated: Dec 21, 2017 15:19 IST
A Punjab-origin man, Daljeet Singh Juttla,42, who was part of a group that delivered drugs in large quantities to clients from Scotland to London in vans with hidden compartments, was sentenced to 20 months in jail and 200 hours of unpaid work this week.
Members of the group led by Jamie Hughes were jailed for a total of 31 years at the Liverpool Crown Court following an investigation by Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) between October 2014 to January 2016. The group operated mainly in north-west England.
Hailing from Ruislip, London, Juttla, a money-launderer, was stopped by the police with £90,000 of drugs money Richard Hunt had couriered to the city on Hughes’s behalf. Juttla received 20 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, and 200 hours unpaid work for money laundering.
Jane Lloyd, NCA branch commander, said: “Established trafficking routes like these present a complex and troubling threat to the UK. With well worked-out logistics a criminal group can turn its hand to anything from gun running or drug smuggling, expanding their own operations or hiring out their services to others”.
“NCA officers are alert to the tactics criminals use to shift commodities and hide their activity and are equipped with the skills and tools needed to bring them to justice.”
First Published: Dec 21, 2017 15:18 IST