A convicted drug trafficker has been ordered to hand over more than £10,000 under profits of crime legislation.
Anthony Shrimpton was jailed for nine years and eight months last year for his role in a drug supply operation in the north-east of Scotland.
A police surveillance operation uncovered an organised crime network led by Shrimpton, 40, trafficking drugs from the Liverpool area.
During one seizure, cannabis resin worth £80,000 and cocaine worth £91,000 were recovered from a Fiat van being driven from Merseyside to Aberdeen.
Following Shrimpton’s latest drugs conviction at the High Court in Glasgow, the Crown raised a proceeds of crime action against him aimed at seizing illegal profits. Shrimpton had previously committed drug crimes.
A judge at the High Court in Edinburgh was yesterday today a settlement has been reached in the action.
Shrimpton’s counsel Mark Moir said that under its terms it was agreed that Shrimpton’s benefit from criminal conduct was £300,000.
Mr Moir told Lord Boyd of Duncansby that the amount available for a confiscation order was pounds £10,185.
He explained the figure would have been higher but £1,800 was required to meet a previous confiscation made in England.
Lord Boyd said the available amount was to be paid at Aberdeen Sheriff Court within two months.