Inside cocaine kingpin’s £200k empire as judge orders him to pay £90k back

A cocaine kingpin who splashed on cars, houses and a Rolex watch has been ordered to pay back £90,000 by a judge.

Santokh Doal was arrested last summer after officers raided several properties which were linked to the gangster in West Midlands.

Police found tens of thousands of pounds in cash and £20,000 worth of cocaine at two houses on West Moorland road and Spon Lane in West Bromwich.

Officers also found that Doal had either rented or owned three properties, had two cars, and splashed out £14,000 for a Rolex Kermit watch.

The 34-year-old later pleaded guilty to possession of Class A drugs and was jailed to nine years and nine months at Wolverhampton Crown Court last year.

Doal was caught after officers acted on information that he was plying drugs across the region.

Financial investigators were able to prove he benefited by more than £200,000 from his drug empire and £94k of assets were available.

A judge ordered Doal to pay back £94,000 in three months or face an extra two years in prison during a Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) hearing on Thursday.

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He remains in debt for the remainder of the money and police say they will seize any cash or assets he comes into in the future until the sum is fully repaid.

Detective Constable Rob Gough, of West Midlands Police, said: "Drugs are a scourge on our society; they not only ruin lives but can be lead to other crimes.

"Even though Doal was jailed we were determined he should never be able to benefit from his 'dirty money' in future.

"We will always seek to ensure crime doesn't pay."

Money obtained through POCA is put back into communities or towards policing with a view to protect the public.

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