West Yorkshire Police officers find £32,000 on back seat of car in Harehills after stopping driver with fake licence

Police found £32,000 in cash on the back seat of a car after stopping a driver who had a fake licence.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 11:45 am

Officers made the discovery in Harehills on November 10 last year after becoming suspicious over two vehicles in a car park.

Leeds Crown Court heard Hasan Rexhepi was behind the wheel of a Hyundai and his brother Brigelt Rexhepi was also in the vehicle.

Eni Zasmi was in a Mercedes vehicle.

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Leeds Crown Court
Leeds Crown Court

The court heard both drivers were found to be in possession of driving licences that were false.

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The court heard the cash was being transported from Leeds to London but none of the defendants would revealed the source of the money.

All three defendants are Albanian nationals who had entered the UK illegally.

Read more: Two men jailed over major cannabis farm worth £400,000 found during police raid at large industrial unit in ArmleyHasan Rexhepi, 26, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to possessing an identity document with intent and money laundering.

He was jailed for 13 months.

Brigelt Rexhepi, 21, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to money laundering. He was given an eight-month prison sentence.

Zasmi, 21, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to possessing an identity document with intent and was jailed for eight months.

Sentening, The Recorder of Leeds, Judge Guy Kearl QC said: "Each of you arrived here illegally. You used your false licences in order to conduct whatever business you were working in."