More than £1,400 stripped from criminal under Proceeds of Crime Act

Posted on 12th September 2014

Magistrates in Derby have stripped more than £1,400 from a man after he pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

At a hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act at Derby Magistrates Court on Monday, September 8, a forfeiture order for £1,478 was obtained against Jaseem Ramzan.

The act means that anyone who profits from crime can lose the financial and lifestyle gains they have enjoyed.

On Friday, July 19, police were carrying out patrols in Normanton Park, Derby, when they stopped two men on suspicion of drug offences.  Both men were arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

Officers carried out a search of both properties connected to the men and at the property belonging to Ramzan, officers discovered a quantity of a suspected Class B drug, cash and drugs paraphernalia.  

Jaseem Ramzan (24) of Patmore Square, Derby was charged with possession with intent to supply cannabis, which he later admitted. He was also given a suspended sentence of 9 months imprisonment.

If you have information about someone living from the proceeds of criminal activity call Derbyshire police on 101.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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