£30k proceeds of crime invoice for former commando who used mod van to move hashish

  • Grant Broadfoot made practically £200,000 supplying medicine as a part of racket involving fellow servicemen 
  • Broadfoot additionally used his place as an ammunitions retailer man at HM Naval Base Faslane to try to promote reside rounds 
  • A decide has now ordered him to pay again virtually £30,000 beneath the Proceeds of Crime Act 

A former commando who used an MoD van to provide medicine has been ordered to pay virtually £30,000.

A court docket heard Grant Broadfoot made £177,500 from the unlawful racket together with his father Ian and fellow serviceman Stuart Bryant, 31.

However following a listening to on the Excessive Courtroom in Edinburgh immediately, it emerged the 30-year-old solely has £29,309.15 accessible.

Lord Tyre yesterday ordered the money to be seized.

At proceedings final yr, the Excessive Courtroom in Glasgow heard how each Broadfoot and Bryant have been caught utilizing a Ministry of Defence owned van to move hashish from England to Scotland in June 2020.

Former commando Grant Broadfoot used an official Ministry of Defence van to move medicine from England to Scotland’

The pair have been arrested in Glasgow’s Mount Vernon with 30 vacuum-sealed luggage of medicine following a tip-off.

Broadfoot additionally used his place as an ammunitions retailer man at HM Naval Base Faslane to try to promote reside rounds.

He was sentenced to 5 years and three months after pleading responsible to being concerned in severe organised crime.

Bryant was jailed for 3 years and 9 months for caring within the provide of hashish.

Broadfoot’s 62-year-old father pled responsible to producing and caring within the provide of hashish in addition to a cost beneath the Proceeds of Crime Act.

He was ordered him to hold out 225 hours unpaid work as a part of a 27-month group payback order.

Passing sentence, Girl Stacey informed Grant Broadfoot: ‘You have been within the Royal Navy and also you took benefit of that.’

The court docket had heard how Broadfoot’s lodging on the Faslane website, close to Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, was raided and quite a lot of ammunition was recovered from a Tesco bag.

The crimes passed off between November 2019 and June 2020.

The boys have been delivered to justice as a part of Operation Venetic during which officers gained entry to an encrypted cellphone service utilized by criminals.

Each Grant Broadfoot and Bryant served with 43 Commando who’re based mostly HM Naval Base Clyde, the house of Britain’s nuclear fleet at Faslane.

Following the decision, the Commandant Normal of the Royal Marines, Lt Gen Rob Magowan, stated there had since been a ‘root and department assessment’ of the tradition and operations at 43 Commando Royal Marines, and it had not discovered any wider points.

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