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How much jailed Avenham Park drug dealer has to pay back

Posted on - 31st March, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Crime, Penwortham, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Ryan Malik and his cohorts blighted the picturesque settings of Avenham Park Pic: of Avenham, Tony Worrall
Ryan Malik and his cohorts blighted the picturesque settings of Avenham Park Pic: of Avenham, Tony Worrall

A Preston drug dealer who lived the high life on his ill-gotten gains has been ordered to repay just £2,104.

Ryan Malik, 29, is serving a 15 year stretch behind bars after heading up a notorious drugs gang which peddled heroin and cocaine on the streets of Preston.

Between July 2013 and September 2014, Malik made £56,075 as top dog in the Avenham drugs gang.

The gang, which used Avenham Park as it’s headquarters, had access to firearms, and used an army of dealers and runners to distribute drugs.

Brett Gerrity, senior crown prosecutor for the CPS, said: “The Avenham gang were responsible for supplying heroin and crack over a 14 month period.

“They played specific roles within the conspiracy, with Malik at the head.

“Although he was never far away from the action, he orchestrated t that he was never directly involved with drug deals. He controlled and directed the gang.”

Read more: Watch police raid drugs factory in Preston

Malik, of Kingsfold Drive, Penwortham, drove round in a BMW and splashed out on luxury holidays with the proceeds of his trade.

A Proceeds of Crime investigation identified a benefit figure of £56, 075, in respect of Malik, but the true value could be much higher.

Malik’s BMW was seized and his bank accounts frozen, in a bid to identify his assets. As a result he will repay £2,104.

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