Who is Curtis Warren? | The Sun

CURTIS Warren became the first gangster to be featured in the Sunday Times Rich List, reportedly earning upwards of £15m a week.

Here's everything you need to know about the UK’s wealthiest drug smuggler.

Who is Curtis Warren?

Curtis Francis Warren was born on May 31, 1963, in Toxteth, Liverpool.

Warren, known by the nickname the Cocky Watchman, dropped out of school when he was 12 and launched his criminal career by being caught by the police driving a stolen car.

By the time he was 15, in 1978, he'd been sentenced to three months in a detention centre, and at 18 was sent to Borstal for assaulting police officers.

In 1981 he was sentenced to two years in jail for attacking a prostitute and her client.

On his release, Warren transformed himself into a bouncer at a nightclub in Liverpool.

But by the time he was 22, Warren was reported to be selling cannabis and ecstasy.

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According to a BBC podcast, Warren sailed in 1991 with Brian Charrington, who owned a yacht to Venezuela. 

There they were behind the importation of cocaine sealed inside lead ingots, the podcast claims.

What is Curtis Warren's net worth?

Warren is the only drug dealer to ever make it onto the Sunday Times Rich List.

He once had an estimated fortune of £200 million.

However, when he was sentenced in 2009, a forensic accounting investigation only found £20 million of his estimated £200 million fortune.

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Why was Curtis Warren sent to prison?

Warren was found guilty on October 7, 2009, of conspiracy to smuggle £1 million of cannabis into Jersey.

He was sentenced on December 3, 2009, to 13 years imprisonment for his part in the plot.

The Jersey Police are also starting an investigation into his wealth, with the aim of confiscating his gains from drug trafficking.

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Where is Curtis Warren now?

Warren is expected to be released in November 2022 under a serious crime prevention order, according to the Times.

He is currently at a high-security prison in Worcestershire, believed to be HMP Long Lartin. 

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