Seized drugs cash will help communities (17 Jan 2017)

More than £20,000 in cash recovered during a drugs warrant in Bradford has been forfeited to the courts. 

Officers recovered £23,332 in cash while executing the warrant at a house in Cecil Avenue in February 2013.  

The cash was seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act and earlier this month Leeds magistrates granted a forfeiture order on the balance of probability that the cash was intended for criminal use. 

The money will now be put back into communities through local policing operations and the Police and Crime Commissioner's Safer Communities Fund.  

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner said:  

"This is more fantastic work from West Yorkshire Police and the courts in making sure crime doesn't pay. 

"Some of this recovered money will now go towards my Safer Communities Fund, which puts proceeds of crime back into our communities to provide support to victims, tackle crime and anti-social behaviour and safeguard vulnerable people.  

"Since the Fund launched, over £1.5 million of recovered money has been given back to good causes here in West Yorkshire."

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