Bradford police seize proceeds of crime

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Crime Reporter

Thousands of pounds in cash has been seized in a series of police operations across Bradford targeting those who benefit from ill-gotten gains.

It is part of a West Yorkshire Police Proceeds of Crime campaign which encourages communities to report those who appear to be living beyond their means.

This week, police seized £10,000 in cash and 120 wraps of suspected heroin and crack cocaine after executing a search warrant in Jesmond Avenue, Heaton. Inquiries are ongoing to trace the occupants.

Three men, aged 39, 27 and 36, were arrested on suspicion of mortgage fraud after three warrants were executed in the Utley area of Keighley. As a result, more than £20,000 was seized from a property in Wayside Court. All the men have been bailed.

In a separate investigation, officers attended an address in Foster Avenue, Thornton, and recovered £5,000. A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing criminal property and was bailed pending financial inquiries.

In a further operation, two men, aged 38 and 31, were arrested from a grey Rover in Carlisle Place, Manningham, on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply. More than 20 wraps of suspected heroin and crack cocaine were recovered, along with a small quantity of cash. A 46-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs, and later bailed.

Detective Sergeant David Marston, of the Airedale and North Bradford Proceeds of Crime Team, said it formed part of ongoing work to tackle individuals who fund their lifestyles through criminal endeavours.

“The money taken from criminals is then being re-invested into local communities through police and community projects,” he said.

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10:26am Fri 12 Oct 12

Albion. says...

Well done! Keep it up! Plenty more to go at!
Well done! Keep it up! Plenty more to go at! Albion.
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1:10pm Fri 12 Oct 12

klp1979 says...

Thats good news, well done. Lets just hope that all the hard work put in by the police to catch these criminals is not undone by the courts and their leniant sentances
Thats good news, well done. Lets just hope that all the hard work put in by the police to catch these criminals is not undone by the courts and their leniant sentances klp1979
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2:00pm Fri 12 Oct 12

birday says...

Albion. wrote:
Well done! Keep it up! Plenty more to go at!
Yep! Plenty more to go at.
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Along with the police, we need the Inland Revenue to do their bit too.
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Houses have and are exchanging hands for well below their market value (even taking account of the recession) enabling people to avoid paying both stamp duty and tax on gifts. Come on Inland Revenue ... time to get your hands dirty too and deal with the tough stuff!
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Then there's plenty of mortgage fraud for the banks to sort and money laundering for other agencies!
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Well done! Keep it up! Plenty more to go at![/p][/quote]Yep! Plenty more to go at. . Along with the police, we need the Inland Revenue to do their bit too. . Houses have and are exchanging hands for well below their market value (even taking account of the recession) enabling people to avoid paying both stamp duty and tax on gifts. Come on Inland Revenue ... time to get your hands dirty too and deal with the tough stuff! . Then there's plenty of mortgage fraud for the banks to sort and money laundering for other agencies! birday
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2:07pm Fri 12 Oct 12

Apollo says...

Is operating a bazaar without planning permission, fire regs, paying tax, insurance, minimum wages etc also classed as criminal activity?

If so the Police can get down to Tradex this weekend and confiscate their proceedings of crime.

Job sorted as the Council seem not to able to do anything about it.
Is operating a bazaar without planning permission, fire regs, paying tax, insurance, minimum wages etc also classed as criminal activity? If so the Police can get down to Tradex this weekend and confiscate their proceedings of crime. Job sorted as the Council seem not to able to do anything about it. Apollo
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6:16pm Fri 12 Oct 12

emu999 says...

This is a small amount of what is going on in BRADFORD and the athourities know, But fail to do anything or not enough, I just wish we had someone with enough balls to do more, and less talk.
This is a small amount of what is going on in BRADFORD and the athourities know, But fail to do anything or not enough, I just wish we had someone with enough balls to do more, and less talk. emu999
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7:27pm Fri 12 Oct 12

Huneybunch says...

Apollo wrote:
Is operating a bazaar without planning permission, fire regs, paying tax, insurance, minimum wages etc also classed as criminal activity?

If so the Police can get down to Tradex this weekend and confiscate their proceedings of crime.

Job sorted as the Council seem not to able to do anything about it.
Council are a joke, but well done to the Police keep it up and those who think are out of reach of the Law may think twice breaking it.
[quote][p][bold]Apollo[/bold] wrote: Is operating a bazaar without planning permission, fire regs, paying tax, insurance, minimum wages etc also classed as criminal activity? If so the Police can get down to Tradex this weekend and confiscate their proceedings of crime. Job sorted as the Council seem not to able to do anything about it.[/p][/quote]Council are a joke, but well done to the Police keep it up and those who think are out of reach of the Law may think twice breaking it. Huneybunch
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9:12am Sat 13 Oct 12

sunniside says...

A check should be made on what vehicles the "out of work" come to collect their dole money in.
A check should be made on what vehicles the "out of work" come to collect their dole money in. sunniside
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12:27pm Sat 13 Oct 12

A Casual Observer says...

sunniside wrote:
A check should be made on what vehicles the "out of work" come to collect their dole money in.
People keep saying that but in all the years I've been signing-on I don't think I've ever seen any flash cars pull up at the Jobcentre. I don't own a vehicle, I walk it everywhere! As do my mates, though some do go by bicycle (how can they afford bicycles?).
[quote][p][bold]sunniside[/bold] wrote: A check should be made on what vehicles the "out of work" come to collect their dole money in.[/p][/quote]People keep saying that but in all the years I've been signing-on I don't think I've ever seen any flash cars pull up at the Jobcentre. I don't own a vehicle, I walk it everywhere! As do my mates, though some do go by bicycle (how can they afford bicycles?). A Casual Observer
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12:07am Sun 14 Oct 12

Get back to work says...

A Casual Observer wrote:
sunniside wrote:
A check should be made on what vehicles the "out of work" come to collect their dole money in.
People keep saying that but in all the years I've been signing-on I don't think I've ever seen any flash cars pull up at the Jobcentre. I don't own a vehicle, I walk it everywhere! As do my mates, though some do go by bicycle (how can they afford bicycles?).
Are you short sighted ? theres more high class german cars outside the jobcentre than there is Adidas tracksuits . Its not about the jobsearching its more about the Vorsprung durch Technike "ya know"

And as quoted, in all the years you`ve been signing on, ( too many to count ) you must have come across the odd Model T, Austin Healey, Vauxhall viva , Ford capri , XR3i, Porsche 911 or Range Rover Evoque

Or have you only seen the Datsun Cherry, Nissan Bluebird,Toyota Corrolla and the Honda Accords with that strange yellow plaque fixed to the bumpers over the years ?
[quote][p][bold]A Casual Observer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sunniside[/bold] wrote: A check should be made on what vehicles the "out of work" come to collect their dole money in.[/p][/quote]People keep saying that but in all the years I've been signing-on I don't think I've ever seen any flash cars pull up at the Jobcentre. I don't own a vehicle, I walk it everywhere! As do my mates, though some do go by bicycle (how can they afford bicycles?).[/p][/quote]Are you short sighted ? theres more high class german cars outside the jobcentre than there is Adidas tracksuits . Its not about the jobsearching its more about the Vorsprung durch Technike "ya know" And as quoted, in all the years you`ve been signing on, ( too many to count ) you must have come across the odd Model T, Austin Healey, Vauxhall viva , Ford capri , XR3i, Porsche 911 or Range Rover Evoque Or have you only seen the Datsun Cherry, Nissan Bluebird,Toyota Corrolla and the Honda Accords with that strange yellow plaque fixed to the bumpers over the years ? Get back to work
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8:53pm Sun 14 Oct 12

alfucham says...

It seems the readers know whats going on.

Yes I am truly sick of these high powered cars ,that take most a lifetime to afford passing me with young occupants, who look barely old enough to hold a license.
Tip of the iceberg and as judge durham keeps saying one day they will truly catch MR BIG or BIGS as this city has become
It seems the readers know whats going on. Yes I am truly sick of these high powered cars ,that take most a lifetime to afford passing me with young occupants, who look barely old enough to hold a license. Tip of the iceberg and as judge durham keeps saying one day they will truly catch MR BIG or BIGS as this city has become alfucham
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8:53pm Sun 14 Oct 12

alfucham says...

It seems the readers know whats going on.

Yes I am truly sick of these high powered cars ,that take most a lifetime to afford passing me with young occupants, who look barely old enough to hold a license.
Tip of the iceberg and as judge durham keeps saying one day they will truly catch MR BIG or BIGS as this city has become
It seems the readers know whats going on. Yes I am truly sick of these high powered cars ,that take most a lifetime to afford passing me with young occupants, who look barely old enough to hold a license. Tip of the iceberg and as judge durham keeps saying one day they will truly catch MR BIG or BIGS as this city has become alfucham
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