Over £50,000 seized in Gravesend under Proceeds of Crime Act
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More than £50,000 in cash has been seized after officers stopped a suspicious vehicle in Gravesend.
The money was recovered after a man reportedly failed to stop when instructed by police and drove the vehicle dangerously, almost colliding with emergency workers.
The car initially came to the attention of a patrol, at around 10am on Thursday 2 March 2023, in the Ifield Way area. It is alleged attempts were made to drive the vehicle from the scene, before the suspect was arrested. A bag was seized containing around £20,000 in cash, as well as a quantity of powder, believed to be MDMA.
Following the arrest, officers conducted a search warrant at a residential property in Lanters Way, London, where they recovered a further £34,000 in cash.
Shofique Miah, 40, of Headlam Street, Bethnal Green, London, was later charged with possession with intent to supply MDMA, possession of criminal property (namely the seized cash), obstructing a constable in the execution of their duty, dangerous driving, failing to stop after a road accident, and failing to provide a specimen.
He appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Friday 3 March and was released on conditional bail pending a further hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on Monday 31 March.