Burnham-On-Sea man who has been convicted of drug dealing has
had thousands of pounds confiscated by police.
41-year-old from the town has been forced to hand over £3,400
under powers given to officers through the
Proceeds of Crime Act.
Constable Colin Port told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Avon and Somerset
police are committed to ensuring that crime does not pay. It is
unacceptable that anyone who breaks the law, targets the vulnerable
or participates in violent and illegal behaviour, should benefit."
will be relentless in making sure that criminals do not profit
from their illegal activity. This is an integral part of our and
that of our partner agencies' attack on serious organised crime.
This should send a clear message that criminals will not be at
liberty to enjoy the proceeds of their criminal conduct, which
often come at a huge cost to the wellbeing of our communities,
families and children."
an offender has been convicted, police and the courts can investigate
their finances and asses how much the offender has acquired through
their criminal activity. The courts then impose an order forcing
the offender to pay the sum within a certain period of time using
any property, finance or assets they hold.
the offender does not pay they can be sent to prison by magistrates,
with the length of their sentence being dependent on how much