Two drug suppliers will have to wait several months to learn whether more than £300,000 will be confiscated from them.
Mark Dinnage, of Boxley Road, Maidstone, and Tony Kolicaj, of Hertfordshire, both 35, were jailed for six and 10 years respectively in December for their parts in the wholesale supply of high purity cocaine.
They were part of an 11 man and one woman gang convicted for almost 80 years for supplying dealers in Kent with single kilos of the drug in trades worth around £40,000.
Kolicaj’s wife Ariola, 21, was jailed for 11 months for her part in money laundering, but has now been released having spent six months on remand.
Maidstone Magistrates’ Court heard on Tuesday £40,000 had been seized from Dinnage, while police had raided the Kolicaj’s house three times and taken around £300,000.
The amounts are being held by Kent Police under the Proceeds of Crime Act and magistrates authorised their continued confiscation until the outcome of crown court proceedings.
The court heard there is unlikely to be a decision on whether the source of the cash is legitimate for at least three months.
During the police investigation Dinnage was stopped in a van on Sandling Road, Maidstone.
Officers discovered a carrier bag full of bundles of cash in the back which he claimed he had 'picked up for a mate.'
The operation also saw a press used for packing cocaine found at a property in Three Elm Lane, Golden Green, near Tonbridge.
Another carrier bag of cash was found in a van on Tonbridge Road, Wateringbury, driven by Scott Wray, of Scragged Oak Lane, Detling, who claimed he had won it.
Wray, 43, was jailed for six years.