MORE than £1m-worth of criminals’ cash and goods has been seized on Yorkshire’s roads since the start of the year.
The Regional Roads Policing Team has confiscated, among other things, more than £500,000-worth of stolen cars, £210,000-worth of stolen property and cash and £25,000 in drugs.
The team was set up last autumn to crack down on criminals using the county’s roads and stop them from crossing police force boundaries to commit crimes.
It is one of the first of its kind in the country.
The team uses specialist skills, sophisticated technology and intelligence information to track villains down.
Meredydd Hughes, chief constable of South Yorkshire Police, said: “I welcome this continued success. I’d like to think that criminals will learn that if they offend in one part of our county, they’ll be pursued and arrested in all parts of it.”
Chief Inspector Mick Hunter, head of the Regional Roads Policing Team, said: “The Regional Roads Policing Team is working hard to drive down crime, disrupt organised criminal networks and reduce casualties on roads.”