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Ballymena Magistrate’s Court grants Forfeiture Order for £16,035 in favour of PSNI

On 20 May 2021, as a result of a Police Service of Northern Ireland proceeds of crime investigation, Ballymena Magistrates Court granted a Forfeiture Order in respect of £16,035.00 in favour of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

The money had been seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act following a police search of a vehicle which the suspect had been observed in at the time. A quantity of herbal cannabis was also recovered.

Detective Sergeant Glenn from Economic Crime Unit said:

“This case highlights the work that Economic Crime Unit do on a daily basis alongside our colleagues in Local Policing Teams ensuring that criminals do not benefit from their activities.

“Asset recovery is a vital tool in disrupting the flow of illicit funds linked to criminality and depriving offenders of the proceeds of their criminality.

“Whatever your lifestyle, we are committed to pursuing to taking away money earned through criminal activity”.money earned through criminal activity”.