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Funds confiscated from drugs duo

Wed, 02 Nov 2011

Douglas Courthouse
Douglas Courthouse

Two men who made over £100,000 through drugs crime on the Island are to have just £1200 taken off them.

Bernard Pearse Leavey is serving a 13 year prison sentence for drugs offences, along with Niel Veidman, who is in jail for 9 years.

A court was told that Leavey had £1203.61 on him when he was arrested, which will now be confiscated under proceeds of crime legislation.

Veidman will pay £1 as a nominal amount.

At a hearing, Leavey told the court he still owes his dealer £15,000 when he's released from prison.

The court judged that he made £56,408.91 as a result of criminal activity, but that only the cash in police possession can be recovered.

Veidman is calculated to have earned £49,345 through illegal means.

The men were sentenced earlier this year

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