Successes under Operation Payback
Officers in Northumberland executed warrants on Tuesday at Lowther Close and Chestnut Street in Ashington and on Wednesday at Springwell Drive, Ellington.
At Lowther Close, a 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of obtaining property by deception and a Range Rover, a plasma television and documents relating to cash assets were recovered.
A Chestnut Street a 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing class B drugs.
At Ellington a 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of participating in fraudulent business and a quantity of sportswear was recovered from his address. This included 40 brand name t-shirts, 12 tracksuits, 40 pairs of Nike trainers, along with 40 bags of jewellery, and around £1,400 in cash.
Officers in Newcastle executed warrants at six adddresses on Tuesday; three at Betts Avenue, two in Bilbrough Gardens and one in Slatyford Lane as part of a probe into a man suspected of owning a number of properties, despite having limited means of income.
At a house in Betts Avenue, a 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of money laundering, while at a separate address in the same street around 200-300 pouches of tobacco were recovered along with £8,000 in cash.
A 49-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman were arrested at Slatyford Lane on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs, and a quantity of drugs, believed to be amphetamines, were recovered along with documents relating to cash assets.
The investigation is continuing and further arrest are to be made.
Officers in North Tyneside executed warrants on Tuesday at homes in Wark Avenue, Kilburn Gardens and Quay View.
A 38-year-old man was arrested at Wark Avenue, North Shields, while a 52-year-old man was arrested at Kilburn Gardens, Percy Main and a 23-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman were arrested at Quay View, Wallsend.
All four were arrested on suspicion of money laundering.
Officers recovered £5,000 in cash, an amount of what is believed to be cocaine and cannabis worth around £1,000, a Renault Megane and some mobile phones, laptops, computer equipment and jewellery.
Officers raided four addresses on Wednesday - three at Park Terrace and one at South View Terrace - as part of the campaign.
At Park Terrace, five people were arrested - three men aged 39, 35 and 19 and two women aged 37 and 22 - from two flats next to each other. They were arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug.
Property recovered included an air rifle, which has been made safe, a quantity of blue tablets which will be tested, and an amount of cash, estimated to be in excess of £800.
Officers in South Tyneside raided eight addresses at Kendal Drive, East Boldon, Lanark Drive, Jarrow and Customized Sports, Whispers Bar, Arbeia House, Stanhope Road, Brisbane Avenue and Westcott Road, all South Shields. They were all carried out on Wednesday and seven arrests were made.
At Kendal Drive, a 34-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences.
At Arbeia House a 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs.
At Lanark Drive a 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis and a 43-year-old woman on suspicion of theft.
At Westcott Road a 21-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs.
Property including drugs, cash and stolen property has been recovered from the addresses.
Officers executed warrants at homes on Wednesday at Grand View, Sherburn Village and a linked address at Broomside Lane, Belmont, both in Durham.
On Thursday they raided homes at Harwood Drive, Houghton-le-Spring, Altree Grange and Ringwood Road in Sunderland and the Duck and Kangaroo Public House, Raeburn Road and Funtastic at Sunrise Enterprise Park, both Sunderland.
At Grand View, a 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of concealing proceeds of criminal conduct, and a Chrysler 300 was recovered along with £2,000 cash.
At Broomside Lane a BMW was seized.
At Harwood Drive, a 29-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of money laundering and a Range Rover and Vauxhall Vectra were seized.
At Altree Grange a 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of money laundering
At Funtastic, an Audi RS4 Quattro was seized
At Ringwood Road, a man and woman, both aged 54, were arrested on suspicion of concealing proceeds of criminal conduct, and a BMW Coupe was seized.
A 29-year-old man has been arrested in Lother Close, Ashington, in Newcastle six homes were visited and a 34-year-old man was arrested.
In North Tyneside an address in Quay View, Wallsend, was visited and a man and woman arrested, on Walk Avenue, North Shields, a man was arrested and on Kilburn in North Shields a man was also arrested.
Cars and cash worth almost £200,000 were seized during raids on house in North Northumberland and Scotland earlier this year. A £60,000 Range Rover, a Ferrari worth £100,000, a speedboat worth £5,000 and an estimated £40,000 in cash was seized during nine raids in Berwick and Duns, in Scotland in January.
Darren Wright, 41, Woodhorn Farm, Newbiggin-by-sea, Northumberland, was convicted of being concerned in the production of cannabis at Newcastle Crown Court on 30th June 2008. A search warrant executed at a house at Woodhorn Farm in August 2007 resulted in the recovery of a holdall containing 3,000 MDMA tablets and 312 grams of MDMA powder, and cannabis resin and bush.
There was also evidence of a cannabis farm in the loft, although this was devoid of the plants. In three separate locations within the house were quantities of cash totalling £3,623. A confiscation order to the sum of £11,263 was made against Wright when he appeared at Newcastle Crown Court on January 9, 2009 for the Proceeds of Crime hearing.
Mark Thompson, 34, formerly of Thornley Terrace, Stakeford, Northumberland was ordered to pay back £46,125 last summer after a warrants was executed on his home in 2007 as part of the first Payback campaign. He was sentenced to three years in prison in December 2007 after being convicted of possession of cocaine with intent to supply and possession of MDMA. An investigation was subsequently launched into his finances and a judge ordered him to pay the money back.