A MEMBER of a drugs gang which flooded Barrow with heroin and crack has been ordered to sell his diamond encrusted watch to pay for his crimes.

PrinceWill Enaruba, 26, was part of a network of dealers which trafficked drugs from the South East to Barrow, via a headquarters in Coventry.

When officers raided the base in Signals Drive, where Enaruba lived with his partner Shanice Knight, they found more than £1,500 cash and a Cartier Santos watch, estimated to be worth upwards of £11,000 when bought new.

Enaruba claimed he had borrowed the watch from a family friend to wear to a wedding 11 months earlier.

However Judge Graham Knowles QC said he found the explanation unlikely.

At a Proceeds of Crime hearing on Friday, Preston Crown Court heard Enaruba made £44,752.52 from his role running the ‘Aladdin’ drugs line.

However he had just £964.24 in the bank.

The watch was estimated to have a resale value of £3,000 and Enaruba was ordered to forfeit the luxury item, along with the money in his bank and cash found in his jacket and bedside drawer.

In total he must pay back £5,533.76.

Judge Knowles also made a Proceeds of Crime order in relation to Michael Emeofa, who made £45,024 from running the Barry and Able drugs lines.

His only available assets were £797.30 in a savings account his mother had set up for him as a child.

He was ordered to hand over that money.

Both men were made the subject of Serious Crime Prevention Orders to prevent them from becoming involved in further serious crime when they are released from prison.

In January, Enaruba was jailed for nine years for his role in the conspiracy, and at an earlier hearing, Emeofa was also jailed for nine years.

Both men were caught as part of Operation Horizon, which was launched following a spate of drug deaths in Barrow.

Officers uncovered the network of dealers which saw 33 people convicted and two teenage boys freed from modern slavery after they were recruited to take part in the conspiracy.

Detective Inspector Patrick McDonnell was the senior investigating officer on Operation Horizon.

He said: “Operation Horizon led to more than 34 prison sentences and dismantled a number of county lines drugs rings.

“This was one of the most significant and resource-intensive drugs operation carried out by Cumbria and led to prison sentences reaching a total of more than a century in years.

“The major evidence-gathering element of the operation involved the hard work of a number of specialist and covert units from within Cumbria, with invaluable support from the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit.

"The arrest stage of the enquiry involved multiple police forces and specialist departments in Cumbria Constabulary. Since the arrest element, further work from other partner agencies has been carried out.

“It was a massive undertaking – but it is just one example of the work going on day-in, day-out in Cumbria to tackle county lines drugs offending and protect the people exploited through this particularly damaging type of criminality.

“Drugs crime negatively affects entire communities; from feeding addiction to fuelling anti-social behaviour and petty crimes. It causes misery to friends, family and neighbours alike.

"We will continue to pursue those responsible and seek to hold them accountable for their actions.