Yesterday [July 8] National Security Minister Wayne Perinchief spoke about the Proceeds of Crime Amendment Act 2011 he planned to table in the House Of Assembly.
Minister Perinchief said, “Intelligence analysis indicates that when cash flow is disrupted, gang activities lessened. When it becomes apparent to the offenders and others, that the criminal justice system will not stop at sentencing, but will ensure that crime generally does not pay. This will act as a deterrent.”
“The bill I will table today is the first step in disrupting the cash flow that is so vital to any criminal enterprise in this community. The bill targets cash which a police officer seizes in the course of his duties. It is not just any cash however, the officers must have reasonable grounds for suspecting that the cash is the proceeds of criminal conduct or intended for that purpose.”
“This bill is designed to crush the criminal masterminds whose cash reserves fund violence, promote the misery of drugs and other illegal activities that consume our communities,” noted the Minister.