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Lamborghini with ‘crime pays’ number plates seized from cocaine gang

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The men, who received a total of nearly 40 years behind bars, were part of a gang that trafficked around 110lb of drugs from London and Essex to Wales. A Proceeds of Crime Act hearing at Swansea Crown Court heard the gang, from the city, collectively made more than £6million from their crimes.

As well as the Lamborghini, other goodies seized included a Range Rover, luxury caravans and cash.

Last year Leon Ley, 34, was sent to jail for 11 years and three months and Dale Martin, 28, received 12 years. Daniel Harris, 40, who owned the “crime pays” plates, was sentenced to 16 years.

As they could not repay the £6million, they were ordered to pay a total of £267,957. South Wales Police also expect more seizures, worth an anticipated £798,928.15, plus additional assets of £264,501.

The force’s financial investigator, Jo Williams, said: “This incredible level of orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act is fantastic.

“We also secured an image of the number plate Daniel Harris was using back in 2011.

“At that time, his private number plate had the words ‘crime pays’ – something which I’m sure he now regrets.”

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