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Cannabis dealer David Ford has £50,000 confiscated

A cannabis dealer from Fife has had almost £50,000 confiscated from him under Proceeds of Crime legislation.

David Ford, 53, from Cowdenbeath, was jailed for 30 months in 2011 after being caught with cannabis resin with an estimated value of about £20,000.

After his conviction the authorities assessed his financial record for the previous six years.

He was found to be unable to provide a legitimate source for £49,389.04 of his income.

Lindsey Miller, head of the serious and organised crime division at the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, said:

"A confiscation order has been made for the entirety of that total.

"The funds recovered will be added to the £80m already gathered from Proceeds of Crime to be reinvested in the community by Scottish ministers, through the CashBack for Communities programme."

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