More than £160,000 in cash was found stashed in a locker at a gym in the north of the borough..
Staff at the David Lloyd health centre in Sudbury Hill discovered £160,000 in a men's changing room and alerted police on December 30.
A few days earlier a young man had put it there claiming he had found it in a nearby park while playing football.
It was seized by officers who believed it to be made through drug dealing, with forfeiture finally granted by Ealing Magistrates' Court last Thursday (29).
Ealing Police's Payback Unit, a team dedicated to dealing with the proceeds of crime, have so far seized more than £750,000 in cash as well as homes and property