Belconnen tattoo business restrained under criminal assets legislation

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ACT Policing’s Financial Investigations Team has successfully applied to the court for the restraint of a tattoo business in Belconnen.

In June 2019, ACT Policing commenced proceedings in the ACT Supreme Court alleging that the business was laundering money for OMCG members.

The court granted approval for the business to be restrained and then on 4 July 2019 the business was closed by police. 

Once the court processes are finalized, the business is expected to be forfeited to the ACT. If forfeited, the business and any assets held will be sold. 

The confiscation of criminal assets is an effective tool to assist in the prevention and disruption of serious and organised crime and prevents the reinvestment of illegally obtained wealth into criminal activity.

Anyone who may have any information regarding business being used for any type of criminal activity in the ACT should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.

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