PSNI to hold £26k seized in raid
A deputy District Judge has granted an application by PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott for the detention of cash found during a police investigation into alleged illegal gaming machines in Londonderry earlier this this week.
Operation Blackjack involved dozens of officers searching residential and commercial premises throughout the city.
During the raids police seized 65 gaming machines.
At the Magistrates Court in Derry yesterday a barrister for the Chief Constable applied for the detention of £12,575, €13,640 (£11,600) and US$3,559 (£2,300) found in the Culmore Road home of 54-year-old businessman Anthony Yemm.
The barrister told Deputy District Judge Mervyn Bates that he'd spoken to Mr Yemm's Belfast-based legal representatives and they had given their consent to the application to detain all of the cash.
Mr Bates issued the detention order for all of the cash for a period of six months.