Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 64 (Jan)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

May LJ, Goldring and Gross JJ

Representation Balbir Singh (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for H.
  Peter Collier QC and Sukhbir Bassra (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for SB.
  Roydon Thomas QC and Abdul Iqbal (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for NB.
  David Perry, Mushtaq Khokhar and Andrew Haslam (instructed by HM Customs and Excise) for the prosecution.
Judgment Dates: 16 January 2002


Criminal law - Trial - Preparatory hearing - Appeal - Indictment - Count charging conspiracy to contravene provisions of two statutes - Whether count duplicitous.

The Case

In a case which involving allegations of money laundering, it would be permissible to have count one of an indictment expressed as 'conspiracy to contravene of the Drug Trafficking Act 1994 alternatively of the Criminal Justice Act 1988, contrary to of the Criminal Law Act 1977'.

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