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£2.4m Drugs Gang Ordered To Pay Just £24

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7:01am 30th May 2014

A gang that smuggled £2.4m pounds of heroin into Bodmin and the southwest is ordered to pay just £24.

The dealers set up a supply route from Liverpool to Cornwall - and lived a luxury lifestyle.

Five members of the same Bodmin family were jailed last year, including a gran found with £50,000 worth of the drug stashed in a bag of pasties.

But the ring leader is on the run abroad - and is now one of Britain's most wanted.

Stephen Blundell (pictured) is thought to have escaped to Spain.

Exeter Crown Court was told 44 year old Ivan Wood from Monument Way pocketed more than £609,000 for the deals.

But now his bank account is bare, so he will have to pay just a pound.

He is now serving nine years behind bars, along with his parents, Teresa and Michael, and nephew.

Other ringleaders bought designer clothes, foreign holidays and hired swanky cars.

But the judge was told other members of the drugs ring were hooked themselves and living hand to mouth, despite the huge sums involved being double the police's original estimates.

A year long investigation has been trying to trace the gang's assets in order to seize them.

But the largest amount of money found was £20 in a Halifax bank account.

Prosecutor Ray Tully said: "In the event of the defendants coming into money or if other assets come to light we can come back to court to pursue them."

75 year old Michael Wood was jailed for six and a half years. Wife Teresa, aged 63, and grandson Jake, aged 24, were both jailed for four years. All lived at Furze Hill in Bodmin.

41 year old Calvin Wood from Monument Way got six years.

7:01am 30th May 2014

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