168. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Police:
I refer to confiscation actions under the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000 instituted by police since 1 January 2009, and I ask:
(a) how many successful applications have been made by police on:
(i) crime use grounds;
(ii) crime derived grounds;
(iii) drug trafficker grounds; and
(iv) unexplained wealth grounds;
(b) for each of (a)(i) to (a)(iv), please provide the total monetary value of the property confiscated;
(c) was any property that was the subject of the confiscation action subject to a mortgage with an innocent third party;
(d) if yes to (c), please provide the total monetary value; and
(e) if yes to (c), please advise the number of third parties involved?
Hon Stephen Dawson replied:
(a) (i) – (iv) Western Australia Police Force prepare freezing notices which freeze all property identified to be confiscable and affidavits of support for confiscation actions. Police do not commence confiscation applications.
The question should therefore be referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
(b) – (e) The proceeds of all property confiscated are collected in the Confiscation Proceeds Account administered by the Department of Justice.
Interested parties can lodge an objection with the DPP.