The Serious and Organised Crime Unit target criminals involved with serious and organised crime such as drug supply, human trafficking, money laundering and click currency. Is there someone in your community who may be funding a lavish lifestyle through the proceeds of crime.
Organised Criminals are run like legitimate businesses.
They commit organised crime to make money
They will launder the money to make it legitimate
They will flaunt their wealth
Spot the signs...
Overt signs of wealth
Drive flash cars
Eat at expensive restaurants
Their homes are ‘palaces' compared to others in the street
Take expensive holidays
Never seem to be working
Purport to run businesses but do not advertise and rarely trade
The business is cash based – scrap dealers, garden services, hairdressers, tanning shops etc.
They will associate with legitimate business people
They will associate with known lesser criminals
They will commit deception type offences– insurance frauds, benefit frauds, false claims etc.
If you think someone you know is living a lavish lifestyle from the proceeds of crime, call Northamptonshire Police on 03000 111 222 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.