The Isle of Man’s main telecoms provider has been hit by criminal proceedings brought against its chief financial officer Danny Bakhshi, in another claim of lawbreaking against an executive at an Aim-listed firm.
Manx Telecom told investors this afternoon Mr Bakhshi had been suspended “on a precautionary basis pending investigations being carried out” and that the charge was unrelated to his professional role.
That island wet ops squad should be looking inwards, not at peaceful retired accountants from Wandsworth!
The Isle of Man court of justice confirmed to The Telegraph that Mr Bakhshi, 50, has been charged with an offence related to bringing cannabis on to the island from Amsterdam.
Sorta depends on how much is alleged. A roach end in a pocket after a weekend away? Or a shipload to distribute?
Mr Bakhshi was charged after a quantity of cannabis allegedly worth almost £200 arrived in the Isle of Man from Amsterdam. A customs official intercepted the parcel. Mr Bakhshi was subsequently arrested.
I’m rather out of touch with these things. £200 is a few ounces? A heavy weekend party maybe?