Scottish Ministers v Stirton

Proceeds of crime – Order for forfeiture: Sheriff Court: In an action seeking an order under s 298 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 for forfeiture of cash totalling £58,700 seized from the defender's vehicle, the pursuers contending that the cash was being used in connection with drug dealing or intended for use in the drugs trade, the court granted the order sought, holding that the cash recovered from the vehicle was recoverable property or intended for use in unlawful conduct in terms of s 298.

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