Organised crime is any crime committed specifically for
profit, where those involved see crime as a business,
which sets organised crime apart from other types of crime which
can often be committed on the spur of the moment.
Communities are being asked to help tackle organised crime by
letting the police know about
those people in the community who live an extravagant life style
with no obvious means to support such a lavish existence.
With help from Cheshire residents, criminals can not only be
prosecuted for the crimes they commit, but the money they make or
the things they buy using profits from illegal activities can also
be confiscated by the courts.
Under the 2002 Proceeds of Crime Act, police have the power to
seize cash amounts of more than £1,000 from any person if they have
grounds to believe the money has come from criminal activity or is
going to be used in criminal activity.
If you would like to report something that you believe may be
relevant to the police, report it
online or call the non-emergency number
Alternatively, you can call CrimeStoppers
anonymously on 0800 555 111 or send a report via