Shameless drug dealer who made millions selling bikes has ‘crime pays’ Lamborghini license plate

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    Flash Lamborghini was confiscated by cops

    A drug dealer who made millions selling cocaine flaunted his wealth driving a Lamborghini with the words “crime pays” on the license plate.

    Daniel Harris, Leon Leigh and Dale Martin, all from Swanseawere part of a sophisticated organized crime group that trafficked approximately 50 kg coke from London and Essex to Wales – and received great rewards in return.

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    Flash Lamborghini was confiscated by copsPosted by Media Wales
    Daniel Harris had license plates that read

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    Daniel Harris had license plates that read “crime pays.”Posted by Media Wales

    Last year the trio were sentenced to lengthy prison terms, but the case went back to Swansea Crown court for a Proceeds of Crime hearing where some of their ill-gotten gains have been confiscated.

    The court heard that financial investigators concluded that the gang benefited from their crime to the tune of £6 million and that almost £268,000 worth of assets and cash have so far been found.

    Among them a Lamborghini a sports car, a Range Rover, luxury caravans and tens of thousands of pounds in cash.

    As part of their investigation the police obtained license plates from Harris that read “crime pays.”

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    Further financial investigations are ongoing to identify additional assets.

    The drug-trafficking operation was uncovered following the shocking armed robbery of passengers in a van waiting at the busy Difati traffic lights in Swansea in 2020.

    The driver and his passenger turned out to be couriers carrying cocaine and £106,000 in cash on behalf of London gangsters and the robbery led to a major investigation by South Wales Police code-named Operation Tilbury.

    Daniel Francis Harris, aged 40, of Sketty, Swansea, was subsequently jailed for 16 years for his part in a cross-border cocaine conspiracy; Leon Dean Leigh, 34, of Fforestfach, Swansea, aged 11 years and three months; and Dale Gary Martin, 28, of Townhill, Swansea, for up to 12 years.

    Harris was described in court during the trial as “the local Flash Harry” and the “toast of SA1” who capitalized on his image of wealth – he owned a detached house in Sketty, ran a car business in Bringifrid and had a taste for expensive vehicles and “fake glitz “.

    Meanwhile, Leon Leigh was a former gravedigger turned successful garage owner and dog breeder.

    Speaking after the financial confiscation hearing, South Wales Police Financial Investigator Jo Williams said: “This outcome is testament to the fantastic work carried out by the Economic Crime Unit who supported the investigation into Op Tilbury.

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    “The suspects have previously been convicted and received significant sentences, so to continue this incredible level of orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act is fantastic and really moves towards dismantling organized crime groups.”

    The investigator added that Harris probably now regrets the personalized “crime pays” license plates he used in 2011.

    Daniel Harris (left), Dale Martin and Leon Lay were convicted last year

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    Daniel Harris (left), Dale Martin and Leon Lay were convicted last year

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/20528322/drug-dealer-lamborghini-crime-pays-number-plate/

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