You know, this confiscation of drug dealers profits? Never be used for any other purpose, would it?
W Stevenson and Sons has already been convicted of failing to supply accurate sales notes for the fish it sold. This makes it liable to have its assets confiscated – under a law enacted to seize the ill-gotten gains of convicted drug barons. The value of the partnership’s gains over the six years or more that the authorities believe it was fiddling could stretch into millions.
So now fiddling fish quotas is equivalent to drug dealing, eh?