The son of a former councillor and his ex-business partner have been ordered to pay back a total of £234,000 for their part in a drugs production empire.

Ali Munir, whose father is former Walsall councillor Mohammed Munir, and Shazad Ali were both jailed for five-and-a-half years at Wolverhampton Crown Court in February last year.

The pair, from Walsall, both admitted conspiracy to produce produce cannabis, along with a number of others. The sums involved totalled millions of pounds.

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Nor is it seemingly the first time Ali Munir has been in trouble with the law :

The son of a Tory councillor who forged proxy votes in a bid to help his father in an election has been jailed for three months.

Ali Munir, of Thorpe Road, Caldmore, Walsall, pleaded guilty to two charges of applying for a proxy vote as some other person, at Birmingham Crown Court.

The court heard that the 30 year-old’s father, Mohammed Munir, a conservative councillor, was standing for election on Walsall Council at the time of his offences on May 1, 2008.

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