R v Kakkad

Sentence – Confiscation order. The defendant appealed against the judge's assessment of the value of the benefit from his conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs at £2,286,472.80 and the recoverable amount at £324,184.53. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division rejected his submission that there was no jurisdiction to make a confiscation order under that statute, as a forfeiture order had previously been made. However, it held that the judge had been wrong in his assessment of the value of the cocaine which had been unmatched by possession of an equivalent amount of diluting agent and the benefit figure fell to be reduced accordingly.

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