Don't miss out on the big stories from Manchester's courts with our weekly newsletter As the old saying goes, crime doesn't pay.
Criminals may enjoy the spoils of wealth before the law catches up with them, but once it has, they can find themselves having to pay it back.
Under the Proceeds of Crime Act, criminals can be made to hand over some of their ill-gotten gains following prosecution. READ MORE:Mum smashed glass in best friend's face - then said it was an accident Money seized by police is often reinvested into good causes.
Greater Manchester has seen some of the biggest asset seizures in the country, following major investigations into organised crime.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk