*R v Brooks

Sentence – Confiscation order. Following the defendant's conviction of conspiracy to import cocaine, the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that, in significant respects, the judge's approach in calculating the recoverable amount had been seriously flawed in a way which resulted in an excessive confiscation order being made. On the facts, the confiscation order in the sum of approximately £3.6m would be quashed and substituted for the sum of £500,000.

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