Convicted criminals, who have failed to pay back cash made from illegal activity, received an early wake up call from police this morning.
Metropolitan Police officers swooped on addresses across London, to enforce confiscation orders worth £2.6m.
Last year judges made a total of 6,269 confiscation orders, targeting the assets acquired by criminals through their illegal dealings. But, despite repeated court demands, millions of pounds have not been paid up.
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