Strathclyde Police hailed for record PoC haul

Strathclyde Police Force has been hailed by the SNP for taking a record £100 million in cash and assets from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Commenting, former serving officer of the Northern Constabulary and current SNP MSP, John Finnie said:

“This sends out a clear message that a life of crime is no longer a career choice or a lifestyle option in a modern Scotland.

“By starving gangs of access to this money it stops the criminals operating and terrorising communities. We will continue work with the police for the greater good of hard-working and honest people and drive out underworld figures that use other people’s money for their muscle and high-powered cars. 

“Under the SNP there are over 1000 extra police on our streets and in the communities which has led to crime in Scotland has falling to its lowest level since 1976. 

“The increased presence of police on Scotland's streets, investing proceeds of crime in activities in communities and increasing sentences for using a knife are all initiatives helping reduce crime across Scotland.”