Europe News Desk!!! A 41-year-old Indian-origin woman from London has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for acting as a cash and drug courier for a Buckinghamshire-based organized crime group. Mandeep Kaur, of Pocklington Close, London, was arrested in June 2020 with £50,000 in cash following an investigation by the South East Regional Organized Crime Unit (SEROCU). Last week, after a two-week trial at Aylesbury Crown Court, the jury found him guilty by a majority of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. In addition, the jury unanimously found him guilty of conspiracy to possess criminal property. The court was told that Kaur, who was alleged to have delivered a kilogram of cocaine three days before her arrest, had made several trips to a criminal group. This group was responsible for supplying cocaine across the country.
Detective Constable Dale Lester of SEROCU, the investigating officer, said Kaur’s involvement in the OCG (Organised Crime Group) was crucial to the case. He voluntarily transacted criminal money under the direction of a senior member of the group. He said that on one occasion Kaur went a step further and sold a kilo of cocaine herself – she decided to do so of her own free will for financial gain. Kaur has been sentenced to a total of four years and eight months imprisonment for her involvement in the conspiracy to supply large-scale drugs. Kaur’s arrest comes days after three Indian-origin members of an organized crime group — Quran Gill, Jag Singh and Govind Bahiya — were jailed. The trio were jailed earlier this month for smuggling cannabis worth around £1 million from Canada into the UK. Joshpal Singh Kothiria was convicted last week of conspiring to supply millions of pounds of drugs from the Netherlands to the UK and Ireland following an investigation by the National Crime Agency.
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