Spot check leads police to seize £ 14,000 from two men at Pembroke Dock

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Police seized thousands of pounds in cash from a car during a routine spot check.

Dyfed Powys Police have arrested the two Cardiff men after driving without insurance and carrying more than £ 14,000.

Steven Davies, 47, and his passenger Craig Williams, 37, became “quite nervous and started to shake” when police questioned them at Pembroke Dock.

This led to a search of the vehicle where thousands of pounds were found in cash. The money was seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

PC Rob Garland made the stop and discovered the money in the passenger seat of the car.

He said: “In the floor of the front passenger seat was a satellite navigation box wrapped in silver tape.

“Once we managed to open the box, he could see it was filled with wads of cash. “

On November 26, a request for final confiscation of the seized money was filed with the Llanelli District Court. The final amount was £ 14,070.

PC Garland added: “The courts agreed that the occupiers’ accounts were not credible and that they could not justify or prove that they were in possession of such a sum of money, so the court allowed the confiscation of money.

“I hope that as a force we can ask for some of this money that can be used to help victims of crime in our force zone and to help protect the vulnerable.”


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