Borough cop used marked police car to steal drugs cash

Kashif Mahmood, a PC based in the Tower Hamlets and Hackney Borough Command Unit (BCU) has been dismissed after being found guilty of misconduct in a public office and conspiracy to acquire criminal property at Southwark Crown Court.

In the case of PC Mahmood the criminal property in question was cash being moved around London by drugs couriers that was either money due to be laundered to hide its origin or payment for more drugs.

Between November 2019 and March 2020 PC Mahmood, while dressed in uniform, drove around in a marked police car stealing large amounts of drugs cash with the help of an accomplice dressed as a police officer.

It is assumed that, as he had access to a police vehicle, this all happened while he was on duty but this is not stated in the MPS media release.

PC Mahmood’s freelance activities took place between November 2019 and March 2020. He was first arrested on Tuesday, 28 April and again for further offences on Tuesday, 7 July. He was charged on Wednesday, 8 July.

On Wednesday, 5 August at Southwark Crown Court PC Mahmood pleaded guilty to misconduct in public office and conspiracy to acquire criminal property and is now remanded in custody awaiting sentence on Tuesday, 22 December.

Following his conviction he was dismissed without notice. He will be sentenced on Tuesday, 22 December.

PC Mahmood was convicted with five other people following an investigation by the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards’ Anti-Corruption Command.

Enquirer Comment

It is not known if PC Mahmood will be pursuing a career in local politics on his eventual release from prison.

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