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Gangster flick Guy Ritchie in bid to make movie about notorious Liverpool drug lord Curtis Warren

Curtis 'Cocky' Warren built one of the biggest narcotics rings in the world before kicking a Turkish killer to death while inside for smuggling


Curtis 'Cocky' Warren

Curtis 'Cocky' Warren

Curtis 'Cocky' Warren

Curtis 'Cocky' Warren has been approached by film director Guy Ritchie who wants to make a film about Liverpool's most notorious drug lord. 

Ritchie, who was once married to Madonna, directed Brit gangster flicks Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

He asked Warren’s legal team about documenting his murder of a fellow jailbird as Warren prepares to be freed from prison next year despite refusing to give up his reported £200 million drug fortune.

Warren built one of world’s largest drug rings before kicking a Turkish killer to death while inside for smuggling.

He has already refused streaming giant Netflix's offer to make film about his life. His long-time barrister Anthony Barraclough said: “I was asked to be a go-between but Curtis wasn’t interested in ­going through prison killings.” He added: “He could play himself as he is as fit as a fiddle – much fitter than in those early pictures.”

Warren, from Toxteth, Liverpool, left school with no qualifications but was believed to have been earning up to £20million a week through his criminal empire.

Warren, who flooded the UK and Ireland with cocaine and heroin until he was nabbed in 1996 in Holland, was estimated to have made an incredible Stg£198 million (E230 million) during his criminal career.

He was locked up for the second time in 2009 after his release from prison in the Netherlands when he went straight back to drug dealing and tried to flood the island of Jersey with narcotics.

Caged for 13 years, he got a further 10 years in 2014 when he was ordered to pay back the enormous sum on a confiscation order but refused, saying he didn't have the funds.

Asked about the £198million, Warren has insisted: “There is no money.”

He said a recording of him boasting about his fortune was merely “bragging like an idiot and just big-talking”.

Mr Barraclough has previously said: “Assertions that Curtis has millions ­hidden away are pure fantasy.”

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However, he is being placed on a newly devised watchlist by UK police which means he won't be able to enjoy his fortune after he is released from jail.

The register, which is put together by NCA officers, means that he will be forced to live under restrictions imposed by the courts on his release. He can be sent back to prison if he breaks any.

Among the restriction orders are limits on travel outside the UK, access to phones, the internet and other communications devices, banking and holding assets or properties valued at more than Stg£1,000.

Warren will not be allowed get involved in any import/export business and will face other restrictions regarding his lifestyle and future employment.

Officers are still searching for any assets or monies that Warren holds and he is expected to be kept on the watchlist for the rest of his life.

The orders mean that serious organised criminals remain firmly on the police radar after their release and makes it more difficult for them to get back involved in organised crime.

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