Police seize £250,000 under crime act
POLICE in the eastern area of Herts - which includes Royston and Buntingford - have seized more than £250,000 in cash and property since the introduction of the Proceeds of Crime Act last year. New figures show that £84,071 in cash has been seized and as
POLICE in the eastern area of Herts - which includes Royston and Buntingford - have seized more than £250,000 in cash and property since the introduction of the Proceeds of Crime Act last year.
New figures show that £84,071 in cash has been seized and assets worth £245,354 have been confiscated.
In Herts as a whole £631,164 cash has been seized and property worth £463,558 confiscated.
Det Sgt Charles Moore, who leads the eastern area money laundering unit, said: "Not only have these efforts left criminals put of pocket, but there has been significant disruption to criminal networks operating in the county."
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He said the Act had proved to be a "key piece of legislation" which has led to police and other agencies to make significant asset recoveries.
"This send a clear message to both offenders and the law-abiding public that no-one should be allowed to enjoy a lavish lifestyle gained from criminality," said Det Sgt Moore.
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The Proceeds of Crime Act enables police to seize property and cash obtained through criminal activity.