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Six figure confiscation order for dealer

A man who admitted dealing in cocaine has been told he must pay back nearly £300,000 pounds from the proceeds of his criminal actions. 

John Farrell will have to pay back £277,382 after a confiscation order was granted at Glasgow Sheriff Court today.

25-year-old Farrell admitted being involved in the supply of the class-A drug, and possessing cannabis resin, after police found drugs and cash at a property in Glasgow in December 2014.

Liam Murphy, Procurator Fiscal, Specialist Casework, said:

“Following Farrell’s conviction, our proceeds of crime team have ensured that the profits he made from criminality over a larger period have been taken away.

“This should serve as a warning to all criminals involved in supplying drugs. We will not stop at prosecution. We will use the laws available to us to ensure money obtained through crime is confiscated from those who do not deserve it and reinvested into the community.”