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Drug boss 'losing assets'

PUBLISHED: 08:56 01 November 2006 | UPDATED: 09:55 09 July 2010

A COMPANY boss who made more than £1.3 million by trafficking heroin and cannabis is set to lose his criminal fortune.  Father-of-three Naeem Qureshi, 45, appeared to be a respectable businessman running a mobile phone shop in Gants Hill - but he was secr

A COMPANY boss who made more than £1.3 million by trafficking heroin and cannabis is set to lose his criminal fortune.

Father-of-three Naeem Qureshi, 45, appeared to be a respectable businessman running a mobile phone shop in Gants Hill - but he was secretly visiting Pakistan and the USA as part of his drugs business.

Qureshi bought three homes - including one in Skeffington Road, East Ham - and splashed out on two Mercedes cars and a BMW.

But in January last year he was jailed for six years after being convicted of a string of drugs offences.

Judge Martyn Zeidman agreed that the fortune he made importing the illegal drugs should be confiscated.

Snaresbrook Crown Court heard how Qureshi made £1,309,458 through his activities.

Chartered surveyors are set to value Qureshi's East Ham property, plus two in Ilford.

The exact confiscation sum is set to be decided on November 13.

Full story in this week's Recorder

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