Drug trafficker ordered to hand over £185,790

Confiscation order made at  High Court, Edinburgh.Picture : Comp

Confiscation order made at High Court, Edinburgh.Picture : Comp

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A jailed drug trafficker was today ordered to hand over £185,790 in crime profits.

William Cassels Junior (47) was sentenced to six years imprisonment after admitting being concerned in the supply of heroin.

Police caught Cassels at a house in Edinburgh with more than two kilos of the Class A drug.

The raids found £178,000 of “dirty money” at a pensioner’s home in Musselburgh which Cassels had stored in May last year.

The Crown began proceedings to seize crime profits from Cassels, formerly of Saughton Mains Crescent, in Edinburgh following the seizures.

The High Court in Edinburgh heard today that a settlement in the action had been reached and a confiscation order for £185,790 was made with Cassels given two months to pay it.