In the Media

Drug trafficker loses legitimate assets

PUBLISHED March 8, 2012

Supreme Court Published March 8, 2012In re PeacockBefore Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, Baroness Hale of Richmond, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood and Lord Wilson Judgment February 22, 2012Where a confiscation order had been ordered under the Drug Trafficking Act 1994 against a convicted drug trafficker to recover an amount equal to his benefit from that criminal activity, but the actual amount of the order was for a lesser sum as being his only realisable assets at the time of conviction, the court could later increase the amount of the order to take account of assets he had legitimately acquired after release from prison.