Gwent Police is to get a share of £7.9million seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
As part of this quarter’s share, covering October 2009 to December 2009, the force is to get £72,870.92.
Superintendent Ray Wise, who heads up Gwent Police CID, said: “This is money that the force receives as a result of financial investigations into those who benefit from crime.
“The money we receive will continue to be reinvested into community-based crime initiatives and to increase our capacity for financial investigations.
“Criminals are in effect supporting Gwent Police in delivering frontline policing.
“We target criminals operating at every level, including the low level criminals who are usually stealing from the communities in which they live.
“This approach puts resources back into the hands of the law-abiding majority and sends out the strong message that crime does not pay.
“Recovering criminal assets can have a real impact on serious organised crime and helps make local communities safer.”