Five Thanet men among six charged with drug and money laundering offences

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Six men have been charged with money laundering offences connected to the alleged supply of class A drugs.

Warrants were carried out at six properties across Dartford, Margate and Ramsgate on Friday, June 14, resulting in a number of arrests and officers seizing a significant amount of class A drugs as part of an investigation by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.

The following people have all now been charged with money laundering offences:

• Max Kingsley, 71, of Lewis Crescent, Cliftonville;

• Tebin Kadir, 40, of St Mildred’s Road, Margate;

• Mark Marshall, 40, of Teynham Close, Cliftonville;

• Darren Duffy, 46, of Dumpton Park Drive, Ramsgate;

• Matthew Brown, 39, of Biddenden Close, Margate;

• Swara ali Amin, 33, of Lydia Road, Erith.

Mr Kadir and Mr Duffy have also been charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

All six men have been bailed to appear at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, November 6.

UPDATE May 2023

Matthew Brown, from Margate, and Mark Marshall, from Cliftonville, were found not guilty of money laundering on May 22 following a trial at Southwark Crown Court. Neither man was charged in connection with drug offences,

There were  hung verdicts for the four other men on trial.