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British Police earn £270,000 by selling confiscated items

British Police earn £270,000 by selling confiscated items

LEICESTERSHIRE: British police force has earned in over £270,000 in the past year by selling seized goods on the online action website eBay and became first force in the country to use eBay to sell the seized assets of criminals which included flashy sports cars and designer jewellery.

The items that were auctioned off included luxury cars, computers and clothing which the courts confirmed had been paid for with criminal cash.

All the money the site generates will go back to fund crime-fighting work. Leicestershire police said it hopes it will prevent criminals from benefiting from their loot.

Many of the items were confiscated thanks to tip-offs from the public, who became suspicious of people who were living the high life despite having no obvious legitimate income.