Over 1,000,000 kilos of prison cash seized by GMP in December – Rochdale On-line

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Date printed: 07 January 2022
All the sum recovered in December got here to £1,155,066.50, with some of the important seizures amounting to £167,817.76
Over £1.1 million was efficiently seized from the pockets of criminals by GMP's Asset Detention and Restoration Unit (ADRU) over the past month (December).
The funds are made up of criminals' money and different property which were stripped by regulation enforcement in Better Manchester following civil 'proceeds of crime' investigations.
A complete of 30 forfeiture hearings occurred in December, regarding a spread of investigations together with medicine and firearms offences, cash laundering, and conspiracy to commit homicide.
All the sum recovered in December got here to £1,155,066, with some of the important seizures amounting to £167,817 following an investigation right into a member of an organised crime group in Stockport for conspiracy to provide class A medication and cash laundering.
The cash seized by GMP will now be reinvested into policing, in addition to local people tasks.
Detective Sergeant Sarah Langley, of GMP's ADRU, which was named Group of the Yr on the 2021 GMP Chief Constable's Annual Awards, mentioned: "The funds we’ve got recovered may have been gained by way of illicit means, and the cash usually fuels additional criminal activity with no thought for the damaging affect crime has on the lives of individuals in Better Manchester.
"Fortunately, we've managed to place a cease to this and these ill-gotten positive factors will as an alternative be used to make a optimistic distinction throughout our communities.
"In an effort to forfeit prison cash and property we’ve got to submit varied functions to the Magistrates Court docket. Fortunately, over the previous month, we've been profitable in these functions and have managed to get well over £1 million which might have in any other case been used to fund additional prison exercise.
"To ensure that our functions to achieve success, we’ve got to show on the steadiness of likelihood that the money or property recovered had been obtained from crime, or supposed for use in crime. Consequently, this may embrace a number of in-depth investigations by our crew which might go on for a number of months."
Detective Chief Inspector Joseph Harrop, of GMP's Financial Crime Unit, added: "This substantial quantity of over £1 million actually highlights the incredible work put in by our Asset Detention and Restoration Unit.
"The crew is devoted to creating certain we rid the streets of Better Manchester of prison cash.
"I hope this sends a transparent message to offenders that GMP will do every little thing in its energy to make sure they don’t acquire any type of reward for his or her half in organised crime as we proceed to work to make Better Manchester a safer place to dwell and work."
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