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Proceeds Of Crime

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 22 May 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps the Government is taking to tackle organised gangs funded from the proceeds of drug sales. [114225]

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 provides extensive new powers for police and customs officers to seize the proceeds of all crimes, including drug trafficking. This is often the working capital for organised gangs, and recovering those proceeds will prevent them being used to fund further criminal activity.