Monday, July 26, 2010

Detroit Police Seize $2.3 Million

An investigation by the Detroit Police Department's Narcotic Unit on the city’s east side resulted in a major cash seizure for this year, Chief Ralph Godbee announced today.

$2.3 Million in Cash
Officers were conducting a narcotic conspiracy investigation, which led them to intercept a vehicle which contained approximately $2.3 million in US currency. A K-9 unit was called to the location and a positive hit for cocaine was found on the money. Officers seized the money and arrested the male driver. Due to an ongoing investigation, no additional information will be released at this time. The confiscated millions of dollars in suspected drug money will be used to fund additional crime fighting efforts after the civil forfeiture process.

“This major cash seizure just demonstrates the Detroit Police Department’s continued commitment to go after the mid-level suppliers in our community,” Chief Godbee explained in a prepared statement. “Confiscating the cash guarantees that they will not be able to purchase drugs that were indeed intended to be distributed in our community.”

I commend each of the police officers who were involved in this investigation. While this did not take place in the Warrendale neighborhood, the fact remains that when a drug cartel loses this much cash, it makes all Detroiters that much safer.
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