Print Article

Jersey businesses collectively stop money laundering by a crime gang from Uzbekistan & Mongolia


On Monday 25 April 2022 the Royal Court sentenced two men and a woman to a total of 10 years in prison for money laundering offences.

  • Muhiddin Umurzokov, aged 50, from Uzbekistan, was sentenced to four years and
  • Anvarjon Eshonkulov, aged 49, from Uzbekistan, was sentenced to three years and
  • Batsukh Bataa, aged 52, from Mongolia, was sentenced to three years.

After travelling to Jersey from the UK by ferry on Monday, 25 October 2021, the three proceeded to launder and attempt to launder approximately £60,000 in cash.

They used banks, currency exchange services, car dealerships and high street retailers to launder the cash, which was generally refused because the Jersey businesses in question were aware of the signs and risks of money laundering.

They were arrested on Thursday 28 October 2021 by officers from the States of Jersey Police Joint Financial Crime Unit along with assistance from the Jersey Customs and Immigration Service.

Following an extensive investigation by the States of Jersey Police Financial Crime Team they were all charged and remanded in custody.

The investigation involved a significant amount of work with other agencies both in Jersey and the UK. Many days were spent reviewing CCTV footage and examining large amounts of mobile phone data, much of which required translation.

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; and
  • The ability of the Island as a whole to identify, disrupt, investigate and prosecute serious financial crime offences.
  • “We’d particularly like to thank the Jersey businesses who were alert to the signs of money laundering and raised the alarm.
  • We all have a responsibility to look out for suspicious activity.”​


The Team

Meet the team of industry experts behind Comsure

Find out more

Latest News

Keep up to date with the very latest news from Comsure

Find out more


View our latest imagery from our news and work

Find out more


Think we can help you and your business? Chat to us today

Get In Touch

News Disclaimer

As well as owning and publishing Comsure's copyrighted works, Comsure wishes to use the copyright-protected works of others. To do so, Comsure is applying for exemptions in the UK copyright law. There are certain very specific situations where Comsure is permitted to do so without seeking permission from the owner. These exemptions are in the copyright sections of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended)[]. Many situations allow for Comsure to apply for exemptions. These include 1] Non-commercial research and private study, 2] Criticism, review and reporting of current events, 3] the copying of works in any medium as long as the use is to illustrate a point. 4] no posting is for commercial purposes [payment]. (for a full list of exemptions, please read here]. Concerning the exceptions, Comsure will acknowledge the work of the source author by providing a link to the source material. Comsure claims no ownership of non-Comsure content. The non-Comsure articles posted on the Comsure website are deemed important, relevant, and newsworthy to a Comsure audience (e.g. regulated financial services and professional firms [DNFSBs]). Comsure does not wish to take any credit for the publication, and the publication can be read in full in its original form if you click the articles link that always accompanies the news item. Also, Comsure does not seek any payment for highlighting these important articles. If you want any article removed, Comsure will automatically do so on a reasonable request if you email