Three people sentenced for attempted money laundering in Jersey

Left to right: Muhiddin Umurzokov, Anvarjon Eshonkulov and Batsukh Bataa were all sentenced at Jersey's Royal Court. Credit: States of Jersey Police

Three people have been sentenced to a total of ten years in prison for attempting to launder £60,000 in Jersey.

  • Muhiddin Umurzokov, aged 50 from Uzbekistan, was sentenced to four years.

  • Anvarjon Eshonkulov, aged 49 from Uzbekistan, was sentenced to three years

  • Batsukh Bataa, aged 52 from Mongolia, was sentenced to three years.

The trio attempted to move the money through businesses such as car dealerships, high street retailers and banks in the island.

They were sentenced at Jersey's Royal Court after being arrested in October 2021.

The investigation involved hours spent looking through CCTV footage and mobile phone data which needed extensive translation.

The launderers were described by prosecutors as a professional team who had been contracted by organised crime to clean their cash.

Detective Inspector Aiden Quenault from the Joint Financial Crime Unit said: “The multi-agency response shows the strong stance that Jersey takes against money laundering.

“We’d particularly like to thank the Jersey businesses who were alert to the signs of money laundering and raised the alarm."