DRUGS baron Curtis Warren has been released from prison with some of the toughest restrictions ever faced by a criminal.
The 59-year-old, who was once worth an estimated £300 million, left Whitemoor maximum security prison in Cambridgeshire on Monday after almost 14 years behind bars.
Warren was jailed by the Royal Court in 2009 following a failed attempt to smuggle £1 million of cannabis into Jersey in what at the time would have been the Island’s biggest ever drugs importation.
In 2013 he was ordered to spend a further ten years behind bars after refusing to pay a £198 million confiscation order.
He has now been placed on a National Crime Agency watchlist which imposes strict restrictions on his movements and lifestyle.
The restrictions include a ban on using using WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger and holding assets or property worth more than £1,000.
He also faces restrictions on travelling outside England and Wales and borrowing money, and must provide a day’s notice to his police handler to sit in a friend’s car.
Warren, who is believed to have moved into a property in his native Liverpool, could face up to five years’ jail for breaching the conditions.