Holyhead man ordered to sell his home to pay his POCA

David Cuffin has been ordered to sell his home in Holyhead to pay his Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) Confiscation Order.

Cuffin, 44, previously of Ponthwfa Terrace, Holyhead, received six years and nine months in 2018 for conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin in connection with Operation Zeus, investigated by the force SOCU. He was the storeman for the drugs and mixing agents at his home, in a drugs conspiracy valued at over £2.7million.

Financial Investigator Jessica Cunnah said: “These drug dealers made a substantial amount of money through their illegal business so it is only right that they are made to pay for their actions and return their ill-gotten gains.”

"It has taken a great deal of tenacity and attention to detail to obtain confiscation orders that allows the recovery of their assets. North Wales Police is committed to seizing and confiscating assets from those who benefit from any criminality, in particular drug trafficking in our communities."

The laundering of proceeds of crime is a key enabler of the most serious and organised crime. By targeting criminal finances including their homes we can disrupt criminal operations and deny them their ill-gotten wealth and status. The Proceeds of Crime Act is a vital piece of legislation that helps us achieve this end.  It prevents criminals from continuing to reap the benefits of their illegal activities even after they have been arrested, charged and sent to prison.”

“We will continue to take action against convicted criminals to prove that crime really does not pay, and you may lose more than your liberty if you deal drugs in North Wales.”

 

If you suspect anyone of being linked to drugs supply of any kind please contact Police via the web live chat http://www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/chat-support.aspx or phone 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.