Police seize over £22k near Crick, 'intended for use in crime' - The Rugby Observer

Police seize over £22k near Crick, 'intended for use in crime'

Correspondent 15th Jun, 2017   0

OVER £22,000 seized from a man on the A5 near Crick has been taken ‘out of circulation’ from the criminal underworld, says Warwickshire Police.

After failing to stop for West Midlands Police officers the previous day, officers pulled over a vehicle driven by a 27-year-old man from Smethwick on May 12.

Police seized £22,800 in cash and arrested the man on suspicion of money laundering.

He was later released from custody, under investigation.

At a court hearing on June 8, the cash was confiscated under the Proceeds of Crime Act after it was determined the money was intended for use in crime.

Bob Turner from the Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police Economic Crime Unit said: “This is another example which illustrates Warwickshire and West Mercia Economic Crime Unit’s determination to protect our communities from harm.

“Our securing of the cash, believed to be obtained from crime or intended to finance criminal activity, is now out of circulation once and for all.”

A criminal investigation continues to help determine whether this was a case of money laundering.


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