Cash seized by police at Worthing property

The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit carrying out search warrants.
The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit carrying out search warrants.

Police seized a large amount of cash at a property in Adversane Road, Worthing this morning as part of an ongoing operation into fraud.

The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), assisted by Sussex Police, carried out raids at four properties in Worthing, Brighton and Hove at about 10am, and made two arrests.

A 22-year-old man remains in custody while a 58-year-old man, arrested in Charlotte Street, Brighton, has been charged with possession of cannabis and bailed.

Detective chief inspector Alasdair Henry, who headed the SEROCU investigation, said: “Today’s action is just one example of the work the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit is doing to target organised crime within the south east, working with partner agencies to disrupt criminals living beyond their means.

“Together we aim to disrupt fraud in the region and anyone who is found to have committed offences will be detained by officers and dealt with robustly. Fraud comprises a wide range of different offences, but in essence it is about money that has been gained illegitimately. We have worked with various agencies today in order to disrupt those who look to benefit from this type of criminality and will continue to do so in the future.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex police on 101, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. For further information about SEROCU please see website – www.serocu.org.uk.

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