Director jailed for cash laundering plot

Peter Gibson, 46, of Pole Barn Lane, Frinton, was arrested in March last year after police pulled him over on the M6. Officers who searched his vehicle found two holdalls containing a total of £621,000.

He was charged with conspiracy to launder the cash and appeared at Manchester Crown Court.

Gibson’s arrest was part of an investigation by Lancashire Police into the supply of drugs across the county.

Det Insp Martin Kane said: “I am pleased with the sentence handed to Gibson and hope it sends a warning to those involved in laundering illegally-gained money.

Gibson was the director of an estate agents and a removals company transporting expats’ furniture to and from Spain.

Mr Kane said: “I have no doubt the £621,000 was from the sale of drugs and Gibson took advantage of his international removals company to facilitate this trafficking from the European mainland.”

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