Confiscation Order reduced from £13 million to £36,000


The Defendant E was extradited from Spain in 2012, convicted of drugs importation offences and sentenced to 28 years imprisonment. The Prosecution instigated confiscation proceedings under POCA 2002 and in December 2015 secured a Confiscation Order in the sum of £13 million. A default term of imprisonment of 10 years was ordered, to be served consecutively to the 28 year sentence.


The Defendant was able to re-open the proceedings by way of the slip rule. Richard Fisher QC and Piers Marquis were appointed to replace previous counsel and thereafter represented E in the re-hearing of the proceedings. Following the service of further financial statements and legal submissions on behalf of the defendant a Confiscation Order of just over £36,000 was made. A default term of 12 months was imposed.


Richard Fisher QC and Piers Marquis were instructed by Michelle McQuillan at Imran Khan and Partners. 

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