Regina v Metcalfe and Another: CACD 21 Dec 2004

The defendants appealed confiscation orders for drug trafficking where there had been a finding that of the tablets sold as ecstacy, probably only one tablet in a million was actually a class A controlled drug.
Held:The Act required there to be shown that the defendant had ‘received any payment . . . . In connection with drug trafficking.’ However the section was not designed to convert activities which wer enot drug trafficking under s1(1) into drug trafficking. To do so would sidestep the protection given by other sections.


Hoopper LJ, Holland J, Elgan Edwards J


Times 12-Jan-2005


Drug Trafficking Act 1994 63(2)


England and Wales


Updated: 06 May 2022; Ref: scu.222554