Drugs Baron Curtis Warren 'To Pay Back Fortune'
Jailed Liverpool drugs baron Curtis Warren could be ordered to pay back the millions of pounds he allegedly made from his crimes.
Warren, 46, is serving a 13-year prison sentence after being found guilty, with five others, of plotting to smuggle £1m-worth of cannabis into Jersey. The States of Jersey outlined a proceeds of crime application against him in a court hearing this week.
Warren's solicitor Keith Dyson has said he will fight the case all the way. Mr Dyson confirmed the States are looking at receiving compensation for a large sum of money, in excess of £100m, which it is claimed passed through his client's hands as a result of international drug deals.
Warren has appealed against his conviction and a decision is due on 5 May. His solicitors argued the police and Crown had been biased against him, and said they had been denied three "crucial" witnesses during the trial.
Warren was once Interpol's most wanted trafficker and is the only known drugs dealer to have appeared on the Sunday Times' Rich List. He was jailed last December after being found guilty at Jersey's Royal Court of conspiring to import drugs. During his trial, the court heard how he planned to flood the island with drugs brought from Amsterdam but was foiled by a police operation