A man who failed to pay back Â£25,000 he had made from growing cannabis plants is the latest to be jailed after action by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU).
The dedicated unit, led by Bedfordshire Police Chief Constable Colette Paul, comprises staff from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk police forces and focuses on tackling organised crime groups across the region.
Since the unit was created in 2010 it has seized drugs worth Â£44.5m, restrained assets worth Â£37.9m and secured confiscation orders worth a total of Â£25m.
Frederick Gray, 59, of Sculthorpe Avenue, West Lynn, Norfolk, had initially been spared prison after police discovered 70 cannabis plants being grown under heat lamps and horticultural equipment at an address in Kempe Road, West Lynn, Norfolk, on June 2012.
He was given a suspended sentence in July 2013 but then ordered to pay back Â£25,200 under the Proceeds of...
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