Spot check leads to police seizing £14,000 from two men in Pembroke Dock

Dyfed Powys Police arrested two men after suspected driving without insurance and carrying over £14,000 in cash. Credit: Dyfed-Powys Police

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

Dyfed Powys Police arrested the two men from Cardiff after suspected driving without insurance and carrying over £14,000.

Steven Davies, 47, and his passenger Craig Williams ,37, became "quite nervous and start shaking" when police officers questioned them in Pembroke Dock.

It led to a search of the vehicle where thousands of pounds was 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 footwell of the front passenger seat was a sat nav box wrapped in silver gaffer tape.

“Once we managed to prize the box open he could see that it was stuffed with bundles of notes.”

On 26 November an application was made for the permanent forfeiture of the seized cash at Llanelli Magistrates Court. The final amount totalled £14,070.

PC Garland added: “The courts agreed that the occupants’ accounts were not credible and that they could not account for and nor evidence being in possession of such a sum of money, therefore the court authorised the forfeiture of the money.

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