Money laundering network which smuggled more than £100m in cash from Heathrow to Dubai Sentenced
Beatrice Auty, who was convicted by the jury of assisting in the removal of around 1½ tonnes of cash, received a sentence of 3½ years’ imprisonment. This brings the total number of defendants sentenced so far to nine, with the ringleader, Abdulla Alfalasi, having received 9 years 7 months imprisonment after pleading guilty last year. Six more couriers await trial, and three more are to be sentenced following guilty pleas. The cases are being prosecuted by Julian Christopher KC and Janet Weeks, instructed by John Werhun of the CPS Serious Economic Organised Crime and International Directorate.