Police get boost from proceeds of crime
Posted: Dec 7, 2012 3:51 PM ET
Last Updated: Dec 7, 2012 3:44 PM ET
A high-end sport utility vehicle that was used in connection with a drug trafficking ring in Thunder Bay has been turned over to the province.
Thunder Bay police seized the Hummer in 2010 as property related to criminal activity. Their investigation eventually led to a number of arrests and convictions for drug trafficking, kidnapping and aggravated assaults.
The SUV was linked to several incidents and belonged to a 28-year-old-woman convicted in 2011 of forcible confinement.
The SUV was turned over to the Ministry of the Solicitor General on Friday in Thunder Bay. The ministry will auction the vehicle and the proceeds will go toward assisting law enforcement and communities with special initiatives.
After all the parties involved in the criminal investigation were dealt with in the courts, the police service applied for — and received — a forfeiture order.
Police remarked they were surprised the vehicle started, with a boost, after sitting outside for two years.
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