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A LANARKSHIRE drug dealer who took part in an “organised crime group operating across Lanarkshire” has been handed a Confiscation Order.
Derek Clark (32) was handed down a £17,590 Confiscation Order at the Edinburgh High Court yesterday afternoon.
Clark, of Larkhall, had previously pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine between February 2010 and February 2011, and on 26 June 2012 was sentenced to 5 years 3 months imprisonment.
Derek Clark was a Larkhall-based cocaine dealer who operated “across Lanarkshire, Lindsey Miller, Head of the Serious and Organised Crime Division (SOCD), said.
“Clark was intricately involved in an organised crime group operating across Lanarkshire,” Ms Miller commented.
“His conviction for being concerned in dealing cocaine allowed our forensic accountants to fully investigate the previous six years of his income, and to assess what proportion of his assets can be deemed illegitimate and the proceeds of criminal activity.
“I am pleased that we have the opportunity to recoup £17,590 from Clark today, which represents the sum currently available to us deriving from his criminal activities.
“This money will be added to the £60 million already gathered from Proceeds of Crime and will be re-invested by Scottish Ministers through the CashBack for Communities programme.”
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