London - (Extortion Mess): Fraud squad detectives believe fugitive from justice Prince Jefri Archer may have been the mastermind behind an audacious £72 million bank fraud that saw a 25 year old stooge from Essex jailed last week.
Bank employee J Archer Jr has started a nine year sentence after a stupid, elementary slip-up saw him siphon off the money from the bank's London HQ straight into Jefri's moneylaundering accounts in Morocco.
Police nabbed him within a few hours of the cock-up but have been unable to discover who his transaction accomplices are.
Jefri, 69, is on the run after stealing £25 billion from the Brunei Investment Authority.
Most of the money and assets were recovered but the wily old mobster failed to turn up at a London hearing last month and an international arrest warrant has been issued for his capture.
His official hospitality box at Royal Ascot was seized by bailiffs last month and remained ignominously padlocked during the five day festival.
Ronnie Biggs is still in HMP Belmarsh.