- Leicestershire Police offered quite a lot of the gadgets on its eBay web site in December
Police seized greater than £6million value of things from drug sellers and gangster and tried to flog all of it on eBay.
The products – seized by Leicestershire Police – included designer garments, sports activities vehicles and luxurious watches which totalled £6.38million.
The police have now put this stuff up on the market on eBay, with latest gross sales together with a Vary Rover Sport HSE for £18,000 and a gold Rolex Sky-Dweller Grasp look ahead to greater than £26,000.
Earlier this yr, officers additionally seized two work by John Wilson and Rolling Stone Ronnie Wooden value greater than £1,700 which had been purchased by a serious drug seller.
Rolex and Hublot watches valued at £20,000 had been additionally taken from the prison.
Vary Rover Sport HSE which was offered for greater than £18,000 utilizing the power’s eBay web site in December 2022
Designer Hublot watch seized and offered by police by means of their eBay web site in December 2022
Canada Goose jacket which was offered by police in December 2022
Leicestershire Police was the primary power within the UK to make use of eBay to promote property which had been paid for with money generated by means of prison exercise.
The Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) permits the power’s financial crime unit to grab the products.
Since 2016, £1.25million has been raised by the power by promoting a number of the seized gadgets on eBay.
The proceeds from the restoration of prison property, together with money, in addition to utilizing eBay, quantities to £4.2million.
The power raked in £240,000 between April 2022 and March this yr by promoting 57 of the gadgets on eBay.
The £6.38million value of products and money was seized from criminals between April 2020 and March 2023.
The cash raised goes to the Dwelling Workplace with a proportion of it being put again into policing.
The products – seized by Leicestershire Police – included designer garments, sports activities vehicles and luxurious watches which totalled £6.38million
Chief Constable Rob Nixon (left) pictured with Crime Commissioner Rupert Matthews (proper) subsequent to a police automotive funded from POCA proceeds
The Leicestershire power has used a number of the cash to purchase two new police vehicles and arrange a home abuse rehabilitation programme.
Police and Crime Commissioner Rupert Matthews mentioned: ‘That is nice work by the power and sends a powerful message to those that commit crime that their unlawful features can and shall be taken away from them.
‘I believe law-abiding residents will admire the truth that this cash is used to fight crime nonetheless additional, so it truly is a case of the offender serving to the police make our communities secure.’