CRIME-busting legal eagles have seized the ill-gotten gains of a drug dealer in Robroyston.
A total of £59,095 has been confiscated from Andy Chun Mak (35), who was jailed for eight months last year.
Mak had pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of cannabis following a police search of his property which uncovered seven bars of cannabis resin and cash totalling £7,655.
A Confiscation Order has now been granted to claw back cash for the community.
Lindsey Miller, head of the Serious and Organised Crime Division (SOCD), said: “Andy Chun Mak was found with cannabis resin with a street value of up to £4,900 and cash.
“However, his conviction for the supply of illegal drugs means that he is deemed to have a ‘criminal lifestyle’ under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
“This entitles the court to assess his accounts for six years prior to the date of the offence and to take his income and assets over that period into account when calculating the total that he gained through illegitimate means. After this analysis, £467,712.23 could not be accounted for legitimately.
“The confiscation order represents the full amount of these illegal profits available to us at this time.
“It should be stressed that, should he obtain any cash or assets in the future, we can ask the court to recalculate the confiscation order up to the amount of the benefit recorded.
“The money will be added to the £60million already gathered from Proceeds of Crime and will be re-invested in the community by Scottish ministers, through the CashBack for Communities programme.”
Police raided Mak’s home on July 5, 2010, and found the cannabis, as well as cash totalling £7,655 in various denominations – including £4,800 lying within a bag in the bottom of wardrobe.
This money was subsequently subject of a forfeiture order by the court. A CS spray canister was also recovered.
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