11 Nov 2016
A Romford man who helped launder £5.9 million was caught after he got stuck in a traffic jam while trying to escape customs officers.
Asher Frank, 40, of Harlow Gardens was caught with £70,000 in cash in his car while acting as a courier for his partner in crime Shazad Malik.
Malik, 43, of Cairo Road in Walthamstow, funnelled the money through his sham company, Sky Drinks Ltd, on behalf of organised criminals across Essex and London.
He was jailed for eight and a half years at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday (November 10).
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