Pay up or more prison order for drug dealer

A DRUG dealer has been told he must pay back the £6,400 he made from his crimes or face another four months in prison.

In July, Nadim Ahmed was jailed for 28 months after pleading guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply and an unrelated burglary.

Ahmed, aged 35, of Wigan Road, Deane, was caught when police raided a house in The Walkway, Ladybridge, in March last year and found him sitting on a couch with two phones and three bags of cannabis.

A search of the house revealed more bags of the drug, worth £1,600, and a search of his home address revealed £2,130 in a drawer, which was confiscated.

At Bolton Crown Court yesterday, Recorder Craig Osborne agreed that Ahmed had benefited from his drug dealing to the tune of £6,400.

Ahmed owns a house in Parkinson Street, Bolton, and Recorder Osborne ruled that Osborne should pay the £6,400 or spend a further four months behind bars.

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12:46pm Sat 8 Dec 12

duffbikes says...

At a personal saving of £400 pounds per week while living at H.M.'s expense, I think he will opt for the four months, I could be wrong of course, just an opinion.
At a personal saving of £400 pounds per week while living at H.M.'s expense, I think he will opt for the four months, I could be wrong of course, just an opinion. duffbikes

1:44pm Sat 8 Dec 12

boltonnut says...

No wonder the legal system in the UK.is (intercoursed up).This sounds like a game of monopoly where you can buy your way out of jail.This is not a game,get real.Give this bum another four months and also make him pay the six K.He can sell one of his illgotten houses.
No wonder the legal system in the UK.is (intercoursed up).This sounds like a game of monopoly where you can buy your way out of jail.This is not a game,get real.Give this bum another four months and also make him pay the six K.He can sell one of his illgotten houses. boltonnut

4:00pm Sun 9 Dec 12

Horwich Observer says...

Why are they given such options. His sentence should be longer and she have no option but to pay the set amount.
Why are they given such options. His sentence should be longer and she have no option but to pay the set amount. Horwich Observer

4:31pm Sun 9 Dec 12

Citizen Cane says...

Well now, the house must have been bought with the proceeds of crime. so why isn't it being sold and the proceeds put into the public purse?

The original 28 month term only means 14 months in the real world, because, guess what - criminal scum is good at pretending to be worthy of early release, yet over 90% go on to re-offend.
Well now, the house must have been bought with the proceeds of crime. so why isn't it being sold and the proceeds put into the public purse? The original 28 month term only means 14 months in the real world, because, guess what - criminal scum is good at pretending to be worthy of early release, yet over 90% go on to re-offend. Citizen Cane

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