Home East London Jailed: Ex Met Police cop for intercepting rival gangs’ cash

Jailed: Ex Met Police cop for intercepting rival gangs’ cash

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Members of an organised crime group, together with a former Metropolitan Police officer, which intercepted rival drug gang couriers to grab not less than £850,000 have been jailed.

Kashif Mahmood, 32, who was a PC primarily based at Central East BCU, which covers Hackney and Tower Hamlets, was “on the coronary heart” of a “extremely profitable organised crime group”, Southwark Crown Court was advised on Wednesday, May 12.

Kashif Mahmood, 32 - a PC based at Central East until his dismissal without notice in November was jailed for eight years.


Kashif Mahmood, 32 – a PC primarily based at Central East till his dismissal with out discover in November – was jailed for eight years.

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The group included a person from Maryland, two brothers from Redbridge, a Hainault man and a lady from Redbridge.

The group have been jailed for greater than 64 years.

Cash seized from the home of Moshin Khan, Shazad Khan and Maria Shah in Babbacombe Gardens, Redbridge.


Cash seized from the house of Moshin Khan, Shazad Khan and Maria Shah in Babbacombe Gardens, Redbridge. In whole £39,525 was seized from this deal with.

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Judge David Tomlinson mentioned Mahmood “abused his place of energy, belief and accountability” and his actions had been an “exploitation” of his policing colleagues.

Mahmood, who wore a blue buttoned-up shirt and black face masks, didn’t react because the choose delivered his eight 12 months sentence, lowered from 12 years attributable to an early responsible plea.

Cash seized from the home of Shabaz Khan in Lime Grove, Barkingside. In total £91,520 was seized from this address.


Cash seized from the house of Shabaz Khan in Lime Grove, Hainault. In whole £91,520 was seized from this deal with.

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He was sentenced after admitting conspiracy to amass prison property and misconduct in public workplace, though he didn’t obtain any further jail time for the latter cost.

Judge Tomlinson mentioned the group put prison couriers in hurt’s method, as they might not have been in a position to clarify to their bosses how the cash had been seized.

Mitigating, William Emlyn Jones advised Southwark Crown Court on Thursday: “He accepts that that is nobody’s fault however his personal. It is his personal fault he has misplaced his good character and his hard-earned repute.”

A box of cash seized from the home of Ioan Gherghel in Stratford. In total £11,385 was seized from this address. 


A field of cash seized from the house of Ioan Gherghel in Maryland. In whole £11,385 was seized from this deal with.

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He mentioned Mahmood achieved his “boyhood dream” of turning into a police officer on the age of 21, regardless of having a “difficult” childhood throughout which he was stabbed when he refused to affix a neighbourhood gang.

“The punishment he has introduced upon himself is substantial. It appears that in the long run his background has caught up with him.

“He thought he had escaped however it known as him again in.”

20kg Cannabis found at the home of Shabaz Khan in Lime Grove, Barkingside. 


20kg of hashish discovered on the dwelling of Shabaz Khan in Lime Grove, Hainault.

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He was sentenced alongside brothers Moshin Khan, 36, and Shazad Khan, 33, each of Babbacombe Gardens, Redbridge; Shabaz Khan, 33, of Lime Grove, Hainault; Moshin Khan’s companion, Maria Shah, additionally of Babbacombe Gardens; and Ioan Gherghel, 34, of Keogh Road, Maryland.

Moshin Khan was sentenced to 16 years for conspiracy to provide class A medicine, conspiracy to switch prison property and conspiracy to amass prison property.

Shabaz Khan was jailed for 14 years for conspiracy to provide class A medicine, conspiracy to switch prison property, conspiracy to amass prison property and possession of a managed drug of sophistication B with intent to provide.

Shazad Khan and Shah had been sentenced to fifteen years and 5 years and 4 months in jail respectively for conspiracy to provide class A medicine, conspiracy to switch prison property and conspiracy to amass prison property.

Gherghel was jailed for six years for conspiracy to amass prison property.

All had been banned from travelling outdoors of the UK for 5 years after their launch.

The conspiracy was orchestrated by a person primarily based in Dubai who used EncroChat, an encrypted communications platform, to speak. Moshin Khan was the principle level of contact.

In July 2019 and January 2020 Mahmood regarded up police data to supply intelligence in regards to the EncroChat contact, who appeared involved what police knew about him.

The court docket heard there have been seven events between November 20, 2019 and March 25, 2020 when Mahmood booked out a police automobile from Stoke Newington police station.

He used these autos to intercept couriers and seize or try to seize as much as £450,000 at a time.

Mahmood was dismissed with out discover in November.

Director of main investigations for the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) Steve Noonan mentioned: “This officer’s behaviour was audacious, corrupt and prison. His actions had been an entire betrayal of public belief and confidence and haven’t any place in policing.

“As a physique fully unbiased of the police, the IOPC oversaw this matter to supply assurance it was being investigated totally and impartially by the MPS. 

“This investigation has now resulted in a conviction and prolonged sentence for PC Mahmood.

“It sends a transparent sign to law enforcement officials who have interaction in corrupt exercise that they are going to be caught, and so they can count on to pay a excessive value for their crimes.”