A pair of drug wholesalers who were part of a gang that sold quarter of a million pounds-worth of cocaine will pay back £30k.

Idris Elezi, 22, and Neritan Elezi, 25, were each jailed for seven years and eight months at Oxford Crown Court earlier this year for conspiracy to supply cocaine and money laundering.

And at a hearing on Monday, Judge Michael Gledhill QC ruled they must hand over £10,664.68 and £22,545-worth of cash and designer clothing respectively.

If they fail to meet the confiscation order within three months, Idris will spend a further eight months in prison and Neritan an extra 10 months inside.

Prosecutor David Povall said Neritan Elezi, of Between Towns Road, Oxford, benefitted from his role in the drugs trade to the tune of £287,485. His co-defendant, of Dodgson Road, Oxford, made £261,909.78, the court was told.

Peter du Feu, for Idris Elezi, said the defendants were both young men of previous good character and were not living lavish lifestyles. “They were part of a chain involving others above them. It will be that the drugs that were moved were of that value [£250,000] but it won’t be that money remained with them.”

Andrew Frymann appeared for Neritan Elezi.

Neither defendant was present for the hearing. Judge Gledhill said he would hold the confiscation order for a fortnight to allow the Elezis to raise any issues with it.

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