Police seize luxury items in Winsford warrant
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A man has been arrested during a warrant today (Tuesday 13 July) as part of a police investigation into money laundering in Winsford.
Officers raided the address in Chiltern Way following the investigation by Northwich Proactive CID.
A 27-year-old man from Winsford was arrested on suspicion of transferring criminal property under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
He is currently in custody assisting police with their enquiries.
Cash and luxury goods including watches, handbags and large flat-screen televisions were seized from the property in Winsford.
Chief Inspector of Northwich Local Policing Unit, Gary Smith said: “Today were able to secure a Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) warrant at the address, and seize any items of substantial worth believed to have been funded by crime.
“The arrest is another great result for the residents of Winsford. Organised crime will not be tolerated, and today we are sending a clear message to anyone believed to be involved in organised crime that we will come into your home, arrest you and remove all your ill-gotten gains.
“Our Proactive CID at Northwich alongside local officers and PCSOs are continuing to work closely with the community to keep making these arrests and seizures. We want to make it difficult for criminals to ply their trade in our communities and send a clear message to others – we are on to you and will stop at nothing to make sure crime doesn’t pay.
“I want to reassure the public we are doing all we can to crackdown on organised crime groups who are operating in Winsford – todays warrant being a prime example of this.
“We can’t do our job without the public’s help and cannot repeat enough the message that you are vital in helping your community by telling us when illegal activity is happening.
“If anyone has any information about illegal drug activity or any other criminal activity taking place in Winsford then they should report it to Cheshire Police on 101, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and we’ll do the rest.”