The Huddle: Confiscating of criminal proceeds the real talking point in FPO bill


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The Government will make it illegal for "high-risk people" including gang members and serious criminals to own firearms.
A new bill to be introduced will involve Firearms Prohibition Orders (FPOs) to combat the "influence of gangs and organised crime to help keep New Zealanders and their families safe", Police Minister Poto Williams said today.
Alongside this, the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act will be amended to introduce a new power enabling seizure of assets of those associated with organised crime – where the person's known legitimate income is likely to have been insufficient to acquire the asset.
"We're hitting gangs where it hurts – their pockets," Justice Minister Kris Faafoi said.
Listen above as Neil Miller and Shane Te Pou discuss this and the day's news with Andrew Dickens on The Huddle

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