A BURY drugs baron is featured on the latest list of restrictions imposed upon serious organised criminals.

The list of ancillary orders, published by the National Crime Agency (NCA), details the restrictions imposed by courts following convictions arising from their probes.

Ancillary orders impose measures on either the movements, assets, or activities of the recipients for a set period of time and are designed to prevent hardcore criminals from returning to their old businesses after they have left jail.

If anyone affected by an order break their conditions they can be sent back to prison.

One such criminal is Neil Strong, jailed for four years in 2014, for his role in a plot to make £1.6m of amphetamine in a house in Radcliffe.

Strong, 39, was named as the head of a gang caught red-handed setting up a drugs lab in a detached house in Woodvale Road.

Strong, originally from Prestwich, was directing the plot from his villa in Alicante, southern Spain. The gang bought barrels of dangerous chemicals, including sulphuric acid and methanol, to produce pure amphetamine paste. But they were unaware the NCA were monitoring their activities.

When officers raided the property, Strong tried to evade arrest by jumping over a fence.

Officers later searched a stables in Nutt Lane, Simister, owned by Strong where they found a drugs press. At the villa, police discovered containers full of chemicals.

The NCA, assisted by police in the UK and Spain, confiscated properties and a yacht belonging to Strong.

Strong was released in April 2016 and became the subject of a five year serious crime prevention order (SCPO), which ends on April 22.

This restricts his use of mobile phones and the internet, possession of cash and his ability to travel outside England and Wales.

He also has to notify the authorities about the ownership and use of vehicles and is prohibited from possessing any equipment that could be used in the manufacture of drugs or chemicals that could be used as cutting agents or legal highs.

Alison Abbott, head of lifetime management at the NCA said: “Many career criminals regard prison as an interruption which rarely marks the end of their involvement in organised crime."