TWO men who admitted drug dealing in Bournemouth have been ordered to hand over more than £50,000 by a court during Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings..

Malik Deen, aged 32 and formerly of Cavendish Road, Bournemouth, was sentenced to 42 months in prison at Bournemouth Crown Court in August after admitting offences of possession of cocaine with intent to supply and possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

His acquaintance Pa Saidou Camara, 40 and also of Cavendish Road, was given a 10-month prison sentence, suspended for two years after pleading guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply, being concerned in the supply of cannabis and possession of criminal property.

Deen was detained in Horseshoe Common on the morning of Thursday August 30 after being seen taking part in a drug deal by members of the Bournemouth South Neighbourhood Policing Team. He was searched and found to be in possession of herbal cannabis, as well as £900 in cash.

Deen was arrested and officers attended an address he had links to in order to carry out a search. Camara answered the door and during a search of the premises officers located a large quantity of cocaine and cannabis, as well as around £50,000 in cash.

This week Bournemouth Crown Court ordered that the total benefit figure from Deen’s offending was £98,750. He was ordered to hand over £45,357.46 that had been seized by Dorset Police. For Camara the total benefit figure was set at £18,290 and £10,245 that had been seized was ordered to be handed over.

Detective Constable Scott Brimicombe, of the Financial Investigation Unit, said: “I hope this case is a further demonstration that Dorset Police will use POCA legislation where it is available to take illegal earnings from criminals.

“As with all Proceeds of Crime confiscation orders, the outstanding benefit figure is still owed and the case will be reviewed in the future to ascertain if the defendants have acquired further assets.”