Andrew Hitchman, 29, will have to pay the £16,740 that Islington police proved he made from illegal activities, Blackfriars Crown Court has ruled.

Hitchman was arrested last year after police raided a house in Westacott Close, Archway. It turned up £73,000 of crack cocaine and heroin, as well as £7,000 cash in a rucksack thrown from the window when police entered the building.

Forensic evidence linked Hitchman, of Dumbarton Avenue in Waltham Cross, to the bag and he was charged with possession with intent to supply.

A specialist team from Islington – the Payback Unit – proved he had earned £16,740 from his criminal lifestyle.

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