An internet drug dealer who made millions selling legal highs to thousands of people around the world from his Raglan home has been ordered to repay almost £900,000.

Christopher Holloway, 34, received ten years jail in October 2014 — reduced to nine years — after he headed a global operation which served drugs to 12,000 customers.

Police said the setup which Holloway ran from his home in Raglan was worth £2.5m.

Cardiff Crown Court heard Holloway advertised the substances as ‘legal highs’ and sent them to customers as far away as Tokyo and California, after importing them from India and China.

But when police raided his home they found the pills and powder contained banned substances.

He used his colossal earnings to fund an expensive lifestyle, with holidays in Las Vegas — where he blew £25,000 — and another £4,000 hiring Lamborghinis and Porsche supercars.

Holloway has now been ordered to repay £884,541 of drug money seized by police, according to Wales Online.

Detective Sergeant Michael Preston said, "Holloway made over £884,000 as a result of crimes including money laundering and supplying controlled drugs.

"Financial Investigators found those funds, froze them and a court ruled that they will be permanently taken from him.

"This means that as well as serving a lengthy prison sentence, Holloway will not benefit from his crimes at all.

"I hope that this reassures our communities that Gwent Police work hard to ensure that crime does not pay."

Judge Phillip Richards told Holloway, "You showed an obvious desire to make money regardless of what harm it might cause to other people and society.

"There can be no doubt that your enjoyment of the proceeds ran into millions of pounds.”

Holloway’s website was said to collect thousands of hits and even had a feedback system for drug buyers to review his illegal products.

The internet dealer lavished thousands on holidays, even staying at the MGM Grande and Bellagio hotels in Las Vegas where typical rooms are thousands per night.

His gambit was discovered by border staff who intercepted a drug package en route to his three-bedroomed semi in Raglan.

Officers who raided the place back in 2014 found over 8kg of drugs classed A, B and C, with a street value in excess of £3.5m.

Holloway has dozens of plastic containers filled with powder, some were labelled with names such as ‘sniff’.

Officers checked his bank accounts and found £2.5 million of unexplained deposits between June 1, 2010, and March 11, 2014.

Holloway pleaded guilty to importation of controlled drugs, possession with intent to supply controlled drugs, supplying controlled drugs and money laundering.