THE leader of a drugs gang who made more than £650,000 from selling cocaine in Warrington will pay back £1,400.

Leon Cullen, aged 25, formerly of Westbridge Mews, Paddington is currently serving a nine year and eight month prison sentence for running the 18 man cartel.

During a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing at Chester Crown Court on Thursday, it was heard he made £655,894 from shifting large weights of cocaine to towns across the north west.

Up to 4kg of the class A drug would be moved at a time, Cullen using employees in Paddington, Bewsey, Winwick Quay, Callands, Orford, Grappenhall and Wilderspool to sell it and handle money.

The court heard that his assests had been seized by the police, but were only worth £1,407.

Recorder of Chester Elgan Edwards approved a seizure order for the money to be taken.