UK’s Law Enforcement Can Now Seize Bitcoin Linked to Criminal Activity Without Conviction

“Provisions in the bill give broader powers to local cops, and will let them seize crypto they believe was used to launder money, traffic drugs, commit cybercrime and terrorism without a conviction – something experts say would come in handy, particularly in time-sensitive cases.”Prior to this law, digital assets linked to illegal activities were a subject to freezing but couldn’t be confiscated in criminal cases unless an individual has been arrested and convicted, explained Decrypt.”Separate provisions to help authorities seize other assets that can help identify crypto linked to crime were also added. It was passed by Parliament on Wednesday.”

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