Glasgow & West Scotland

Drug dealer Andy Chun Mak loses £59,000 crime cash

A man who was caught with seven bars of cannabis resin, worth £4,900, at his home in Glasgow has had £59,095 seized under proceeds of crime legislation.

Andy Chun Mak, 35, was jailed for eight months in April last year after police found the drug, and £7,655 in cash, at his home in the city's Robroyston area.

He admitted a charge of being concerned in the supply of cannabis.

It was later found that £467,712 of his income could not be accounted for legitimately.

'Illegitimate means'

Lindsey Miller, head of the Serious and Organised Crime Division, said: "His conviction for the supply of illegal drugs means that he is deemed to have a criminal lifestyle under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

"This entitles the court to assess his accounts for six years prior to the date of the offence, and to take his income and assets over that period into account when calculating the total that he gained through illegitimate means.

"After this analysis, £467,712 could not be accounted for legitimately."

The amount recovered, through the confiscation order granted at Glasgow Sheriff Court, represents the amount of recoverable assets.

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