A judge has seized almost £40,000 from a gangster jailed for setting up a six-figure cannabis plantation in a farm shed near Forfar.
Manny Naveed from Motherwell was sentenced to five and a half years for his involvement in the £145,000 scheme at Birkenbush, just north of Forfar.
At the High Court in Edinburgh, 33-year-old Naveed was ordered to hand over £38,000 under a Proceeds of Crime order.
Judge Lord Boyd of Duncansby heard that prosecutors and lawyers acting for Naveed had agreed that he had made more than £226,000 from his time as a criminal, but had only £38,000 available at this point in time.
Naveed and accomplices Alan Fraser and Christopher Paul set up the cannabis cultivation in a shed rented for £600 a month from the Greenhill family just off the A90.
Fraser, 42, also from Motherwell received a 27-month jail term and Paul, 31, of Market Pend, Monikie was given a 300 hours community service order for his role.
The trio were convicted in April l ast year at Dundee sheriff court of producing cannabis and being concerned in the supply of the drug between June 1 2012 and January 19 2013.
The farmers, Derek Greenhill Snr and Jnr, were unaware of the drugs farm in the shed but in one terrifying incident Mr Greenhill Jnr had a sawn-off shotgun pointed at his neck.
That happened after Naveed accused the farmer of breaking into the shed, where generators for the cannabis farm were running round the clock.
Three unknown men then turned up at the farm and threatened Mr Greenhill.
The cultivation was uncovered when police raided the farm close to the main A90 Dundee to Aberdeen dual carriageway in January 2013.
They found around 300 plants with an estimated value of between £48,000 and £145,920.
Dundee sheriff Alistair Brown remitted the case to the High Court for sentencing at the time of conviction.
Naveed has been given six months to hand over the £38,000.