£42,757 in cash that was seized from a prolific criminal will now be ploughed back into frontline and proactive policing following a successful police operation.
The cash was found by Roads Policing Unit officers from the Metropolitan Police. They stopped a car after its occupants were seen acting suspiciously in Ilford, east London back in July this year.
Officers used pursuit intervention techniques to stop the car before it had a chance to make off from officers.
Once the suspects were secured, officers requested a specialist search dog to come to the scene and check the vehicle for drugs and cash.
It was not long before the dog found what it was looking for, which included £42,757 in cash, drugs and weapons.
Some of the cash had been tightly wrapped in cling film to avoid detection.
After the Courts granted a forfeiture order concerning the cash, the money will now be put directly back into the proactive policing of the streets, undoubtedly resulting in more criminals being denied the use of public roads.