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Proceeds of crime

Seizing the money and assets of criminals and organised crime groups by the Crown's Proceeds of Crime and Civil Recovery teams significantly curtails their activities, prevents them from re-investing their profits, and makes it difficult for them to carry out their criminal enterprises. Millions of pounds recovered by COPFS has been reinvested in Scottish communities through the CashBack for Communities programme.

We work closely with law enforcement agencies and use proceeds of crime laws to make Scotland a hostile place for criminals.

For more information, see our Civil Recovery Unit Annual Reports here.