TWO Scots are set to be stripped of their heroin fortunes after admitting they masterminded a GBP 2.4 million smuggling racket in Estonia.
Robert Wright and Les Brown were sentenced to four years and seven months each last Tuesday - but were allowed home immediately because of the time they spent behind bars before the court case.
A Scots police insider said : "We are going after their assets. We are looking at all their properties and bank accounts."
Wright, 38, lives in a GBP 500,000 mansion, complete with cinema, in West Lothian.
At one time, he owned his own Formula One racing car and a fleet of other expensive motors.
Brown, 49, who also has considerable assets, lives in Bearsden, near Glasgow.
Their mule, ex-soldier Billy Hain, was snared with a car laden with heroin destined for Scotland.
Wright and Brown were booked on a flight to Gatwick on Tuesday night but neither took up the tickets paid for by UK taxpayers.
A source said : "They obviously didn't want a welcoming party, suggesting they were aware this may not be the end of their troubles."
Last night, a senior policeman involved in the case praised Crown Office officials.
He said: "Their persistence has paid off. These two have huge legal bills and their convictions will follow them around forever."
Yesterday, there was no sign of activity at Wright's home.
A neighbour, who did not wish to be named said : "We've not seen him but occasionally see his wife. It would be good to see the place being seized, to show crime does not pay."
The Crown Office said : "We are unable to comment on any potential action under the Proceeds of Crime Act at this stage.