£18,000 confiscated from Teifi poaching ringleader
Date of alert:
Friday, 11 August 2023
Wales - South Wales Police
The ringleader of a prolific Teifi poaching operation has had £18,524.25 confiscated to pay for a portion of the gains he made from his criminal activity.
The money was confiscated from Emlyn Rees, of Cenarth in Ceredigion after a Swansea Crown Court judge granted the application for confiscation was made by Natural Resources Wales.
Rees was found guilty of illegal fishing charges in 2022 after charges were brought forward by NRW.
NRW then made a successful application under the Proceeds of Crime Act to confiscate Rees’ ill-gotten financial gains from his poaching activities