Police have vowed to track down the assets criminals “hide” using family and associates after members of a Bradford drugs gang, which made nearly £300,000, were found to have combined assets totalling less than £5,000.
Mohammed Asim Khan, known as Beastie, was jailed for eight years in October last year for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and taking part in a revenge attack on a shooting victim at a car wash.
The judge said then that Khan was at the head of a “commercial, wide-ranging, operation”.
At a Proceeds of Crime Application hearing at Bradford Crown Court , Judge Jonathan Rose ruled that Khan, 28, then of Park Hill Drive, Allerton , Bradford, made £33,500 from his criminality. His available assets, already in the hands of the police, were £1,212.