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Dealer caught with cash and cocaine blocks in cars is ordered to pay back more than £270,000

A drug dealer who was stopped in Halesowen with more than £150,000 in a car and £90,000 worth of cocaine in another one has been ordered to pay back more than £270,000 in cash.

Tanvir Khaliq. Photo: West Midlands Police

Tanvir Khaliq is serving five years in prison after admitting intent to supply cocaine, money laundering and possession of cannabis in May 2022.

A hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Monday heard Khaliq benefited from his crimes by a total of £508,016.81.

The cash that was recovered by police after Khaliq was stopped in Halesowen in 2022

Khaliq was stopped by officers as he drove a black Vauxhall Corsa, in Long Lane, Halesowen, on July 5, 2021.