A MAN has had more than £200,000 worth of jewellery and £19,000 of shoes seized after admitting to money laundering.

Kane Dacosta, 29, of Leeds, pleaded guilty to money laundering offences on October 29, last year.

He was sentenced today (March 23) to four years and nine months in prison for his role in the offences.

He has also had a total of £335,000 worth of assets seized.

This includes: more than £200,000 worth of jewellery, £94,644 worth of vehicles, more than £34,000 in clothing and nearly £19,000 in footwear.

Dacosta was released from prison on licence on July 30, 2020, after serving a sentence for drugs offences and money laundering.

He was then arrested again just two months later, on September 23, 2020.

The arrest was made by Programme Precision officers - an initiative that targets serious and organised crime - on suspicion of money laundering and possession of a mobile phone while in prison.

Dacosta was subsequently charged and remanded into custody for offences relating to the purchase of one high value vehicle, having the mobile phone in prison and in respect of property recovered from his house.

He was recalled to prison and admitted the offences on October 29.

Ramona Senior, who is in charge of the force’s Economic Crime Unit, said: “Through Programme Precision we have continued to pursue Dacosta and today he is not only facing up to a considerable amount of time in prison but also seeing his ill-gotten gains taken away from him.

“Through Programme Precision the force is working with partners to target serious and organised crime and those responsible for it.

“Today’s sentence and confiscation shows that we will bring offenders to justice and ensure their ill-gotten gains are taken from them.”

A confiscation hearing timetable has been set and will take place at a later date.

The high value items and the vehicle has been forfeiture and will be sold.