A drug dealer from Ramsgate who was convicted for possession with intent to supply and money laundering in 2018 has been ordered to pay back more than £187,000.
Brinley Jones was given the order at Canterbury Crown Court on Thursday, August 1 following an investigation by Kent Police’s Financial Investigation Unit, where the amount he’d made from his criminal lifestyle had been assessed over a six-year period.
Jones, 69, of Mallory Close was arrested on Thursday, June 14, 2017 and found to be in possession of £40,000 in cash that he could not account for. Officers also found bags of amphetamine in his freezer.
Jones was found guilty following a trial on in August 2018 and given a 12-month suspended sentence. He was also ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.
Following his conviction he was brought back to Canterbury Crown Court to answer for the money he is believed to have made through dealing drugs.
Detective Chief Inspector Patrick Milford from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said: “We made an application for a Confiscation Order under the Proceeds of Crime Act, which is legislation we can use to claim back money that offenders have gained through crime. He is now been forced to pay the price and will have to sell his home in order to do that over the next three months.
“Kent Police doesn’t stop at the point of conviction and we will continue to use the full extent of the law to seek justice.”
It’s a pity that all the Corporate tax dodgers and those with offshore accounts aren’t compelled to pay back and do community service. The UK economy would get a trillion pound boost – the end to austerity!