28 January 2011
The hammer prices for the goods entered into auction by ECU were
are as follows:-
- BMW X5 = £23,800
- Jaguar X-Type = £4,200
- Ford transit LWB = £2,300
- Volvo Lorry on Dutch plates = £4,800
24 January 2011
A 42-year-old man who tried to import nearly 200 kilograms of
cannabis into the county is to have a number of assets sold at a
public auction this week.
The auction is set to be held by Clowes and Nash Auctioneers at
10am on Wednesday, 26 January, at Swardeston Village Hall.
It follows the appearance of Lance Lewis, of Common Road,
Pentney, at Norwich Crown Court on Tuesday, 21 December 2010 for a
confiscation hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
At the hearing it was determined that Lewis’ criminal benefit
totalled £1,008,919.14 and he was ordered to pay £100,668.83 within
a three month period. He was left owing £908,250.31 to potentially
pay over his lifetime.
property, which was confiscated by police and which is set to be
auctioned, will include a September 07 registered BMW X5, July 06
registered Jaguar X-Type and a March 05 registered Ford Transit
A Dutch registered flower lorry in which Lewis used to conceal
the cannabis will also be auctioned.
Detective Sergeant Rob Foreman, said: “This investigation
demonstrates the excellent work carried out by the Norfolk
Constabulary Drugs and Serious Crime Squad and the Economic Crime
"It is always our intention to bring such criminal enterprises
to justice and in doing so, deprive those convicted of their
"The overt sale of confiscated goods shows to the public that
those who choose to benefit from criminality face openly losing
their personal valuables and other assets."
Lewis was sentenced to six years imprisonment at a previous
hearing for conspiracy to supply Class B controlled drugs between 1
January 2009 and 30 October 2009.
Lewis and his co-defendant were arrested in October 2009 after
officers found the pair unloading a Dutch registered flower lorry
along Station Road, Swaffham. This was found to contain 199
kilograms of cannabis concealed among flowers purchased in
Co-defendant Benjamin Heward, 47, of Woodhill Rise was also
charged with the same offence. He was found guilty and was
sentenced to 9 years imprisonment on the 13 August.