Otley man back in court over crime proceeds

First published in News

A smuggler nearing the end of an eight-year sentence after police found cocaine at his home is facing a further confiscation hearing over his ill-gotton gains.

Paul Capuvanno, 41, appeared at Bradford Crown Court yesterday after prosecutors requested the court “revisit” the amount of cash he must hand back under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Prosecutor Jonathan Sandiford said the reason the case was being brought back to court was over an Aston Martin vehicle, which had been sold in compliance with a previous court order, and land he owned on Wapping Road, Bradford, which had been worth £200,000-£250,000 in 2010.

During a confiscation hearing in 2009, Capuvanno was ordered to pay £190,797 from his available assets out of a total figure of £967,381.

The case was adjourned until January 13 next year.

Capuvanno was jailed in 2006 after a raid on his home in Otley Road, Charlestown, Baildon, uncovered drugs worth nearly £44,000.

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