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You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases CCC recovers $1.97M in proceeds of crime action - 30 August 2018
You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases CCC recovers $1.97M in proceeds of crime action - 30 August 2018

CCC recovers $1.97M in proceeds of crime action - 30 August 2018

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has secured an order in the Supreme Court today requiring a person charged with serious drug offences to pay the State of Queensland $1,970,499.94.

The 39-year-old female from Forest Lake was charged by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) in October 2015. During the QPS investigation, $1,782,875 in cash was discovered and seized.

As a result of a financial investigation, the CCC was able to demonstrate the defendant had significant unexplained wealth and property including the cash.

The CCC was assisted by the QPS, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and The Public Trustee of Queensland.

CCC Chairperson Alan MacSporran QC said the CCC pursues the recovery of proceeds of crime to reduce the incidence of major crime in Queensland.

“Targeting the profits of criminals prevents the reinvestment of money back into the criminal economy. When law enforcement agencies work together and use all the tools available, criminals not only face the prospect of serious criminal charges and custodial sentences, they can often end up with no financial benefit and a debt to the State of Queensland,” Mr MacSporran said.

“I’d like to acknowledge the Queensland Police Service, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and The Public Trustee of Queensland for their assistance and support which contributed to this positive outcome.

“The CCC continues to target participants in criminal organisations.”

Today’s order in the Supreme Court will result in excess of $1.97 million being returned to Queenslanders via payment to the State of Queensland.

ENDS

For more information on how the proceeds of crime are recovered using confiscation schemes, visit the CCC’s website at: http://www.ccc.qld.gov.au/crime/how-the-ccc-fights-crime/how-proceeds-of-crime-are-recovered-using-the-confiscation-schemes

Last updated: 30 August 2018
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