A cocaine dealer has been ordered to surrender £114,000 to the public purse four years after he was convicted.
Mark Williams, of Capel Gardens, Pinner, was found guilty at Harrow Crown Court in October 2004 of supplying class A drugs.
Following a lengthy financial investigation by Harrow Police's Payback Unit, the same court has agreed that a total of £114,839 could be seized from him under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
The unit originally applied for a confiscation order two years ago but, unhappy with the amount the judge agreed should be forfeited (£43,715), the officers appealed to the Court of Appeal, where the order was quashed and the fresh crown court hearing ordered.
Detective Constable Peter Smith from the Payback Unit said: "This is another example of, if used correctly, how police can remove the benefits of crime from criminals.
"Although this has taken nearly five years to conclude it has been worth it in the end with a satisfactory conclusion following the hearing on Friday May 30.
"This is second time this year that the Payback Unit at Harrow Police has been successful in either forfeiting or confiscating over £60,000 from local criminals."