Cabbie sentenced for transporting £200,000 worth of drug money from London to Cornwall

A cab driver has been jailed for ferrying between £150,000 and £200,000 of drug related money to Cornwall for a known cocaine dealer.

Tahir Malik agreed to transport the cash to dealer Isaac Bond for an agreed sum of £600.

Isaac Bond, 26, handed over £75,000 to co-defendant Tahir Malik, 45, who had driven from London to meet him at a remote location near Bugle.

Bond, appeared at Truro Crown Court for sentencing in February after previously admitting possession with intent to supply cocaine - he was handed a five-year jail term.

Malik, from Edgware, London, was sentenced on 13 March where he was jailed for four years.

The jury heard how Bond handed Malik a rucksack with the funds in, after the cabbie drove from London to Bugle, Cornwall.

Police had been tracking Malik, and as soon as Bond became aware of their presence, bolted from the scene.

He was eventually caught when a police car cornered him against a gate, Malik later being apprehended on the M5, telling police he found the £75,000 he had on him. He eventually pleaded guilty and admitted he was paid £600 for his involvement after falling into financial hardship.

Image credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

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