Bradford drug dealer ordered to repay more than £60,000 (30 Sept 2014)

A convicted Bradford drug dealer has been ordered to pay more than £62,000 by the courts. 

Mohammed Javaid, 41 was arrested after officers executed a warrant at an address in Ingleby Road, Bradford in January 2011, where £48,000 of Crack Cocaine was seized, as well as £8,200 in cash.

Javaid was charged with producing crack cocaine and possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and was jailed for five and a half years in June 2013.

Confiscation proceedings ended last Friday (26 September) at Bradford Crown Court, where His Honour Judge Burn ordered Javaid to re-pay £62,918.84 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

He has six months to repay this amount or will have 14 months added to his sentence.

This money will be re-invested in projects aimed at tackling crime.

Detective Sergeant Karen Milner, of the Bradford District POCA team, said:

"We are pleased with this latest seizure, which again demonstrates our ability to hit criminals where it hurts - in their pocket.

"We hope this serves as a warning to those involved in crime that we will not only look to arrest and convict you, but we will then use all available legislation to strip you of any assets believed to have been gained through criminal activity."

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, said:

"Once again this case highlights the good work by West Yorkshire Police and prosecutors and the potential amounts of ill-gotten gains which can be recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

"I launched the Safer Communities Fund at the beginning of this year, which is funded by money recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act and allows local groups and organisations to bid into a single pot of money.

"The Safer Communities Fund is in its third round with £412,000 already being awarded to good causes. The next grant round opens for applications in November, more information can be found on my website www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk

More than £688,000 has been seized in Bradford District through the Proceeds of Crime Act in this financial year.

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