Tayside and Central Scotland

Gang member Christopher Bruce 'drug cash' seized

Christopher Bruce
Image caption Christopher Bruce was jailed for four years and seven months for his part in the operation

A drug dealer jailed for his part in a plan to sell cocaine from Liverpool in Tayside has been ordered to hand over more than £76,000.

Christopher Bruce, 36, and his fellow gang members were caught in Dundee with cocaine worth almost £300,000 following a police operation in 2012.

He was jailed for four years and seven months after admitting being concerned in the supply of the drug.

An order to seize his assets was made at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Advocate depute Barry Divers told the court that Bruce had netted an estimated £310,000 from the drugs trade.

However, his assets, which the court could seize, amounted to only £76,451.

Judge Lord Burns made a confiscation order for that sum.

Bruce was jailed along with drug courier Sharon Carey and fellow gang members Stephen Townsley and John Souter in June last year.

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