Updated: Three men have been arrested in Calderdale as part of a crackdown on those living off the proceeds of crime.
TThe arrests came in a week of West Yorkshire-wide action to seize the proceeds of crime and turn it into cash that can be pumped back into the communities.
On Wednesday, a 42-year-old man from Denholme was arrested on suspicion of fraud and money laundering offences in connection with alleged fraudulant mortage applications with a total value of over £1 million.
He was interviewed by detectives and released on police bail pending further enquiries. Earlier in the week, a 34-year-old man from Greetland was arrested on suspicion of obtaining money transfer by deception, fraud by false representation and transferring criminal property.
A 42-year-old Bradford man was arrested on suspicion of fraud and money laundering in relation to inquiries in Calderdale.
Det Sgt Phil Jagger, from Calderdale’s proceeds of crime team, said: “Gone are the days when criminals committed a crime, came back out of prison and lived off the proceeds of that crime. We can now take the financial benefit away from them and put some of it back into the community.”