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Magistrates order forfeiture of almost £1,500 found during warrants in city centre

Posted on 5th September 2014

Magistrates have ordered the forfeiture of nearly £1,500 which was seized during a series of warrants in Derby.

The cash – totalling £1,469 – was found at a number of addresses in the Cambridge Street and Baseball Drive areas of Normanton, Derby.

It has now been forfeited under the Proceeds of Crime Act after a hearing at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court.

The warrants, which took place in February, were carried out by Derbyshire police and the National Crime Agency as part of an investigation into drugs and money laundering offences.

Eleven people were charged with conspiracy to supply class B drugs after the warrants, while one was charged with production of class B drugs and possession of class B drugs with intent to supply.

The Proceeds of Crime Act means that anyone who profits from crime can lose the financial and lifestyle gains they have enjoyed.

For example, people who may have earned money by drug dealing or selling stolen property can have this money taken from them.

Money seized is then split between the Treasury and police, Court Services and the Crown Prosecution Service. Amounts confiscated in Derbyshire are often donated to community projects.

If you have information about someone living from the proceeds of criminal activity, call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.