Gwent Police seized cash, vehicles and property worth over £1.6 Million in the last year, according to the force.
The haul was gathered using the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Of the money seized, nearly £400,000 will be used for operational and crime prevention programmes through a Home Office scheme.
Money will also be made available to part fund the High Tech Crime unit and a multi-agency Offender Management Unit.
The bulk of the money will help fund Operation Prudent, which targets Class A drug dealers.
Chief Superintendent Ray Wise, Gwent Police Head of CID, said: “Criminals benefit from the misery of other people and some flaunt the proceeds of their crimes.
“These people deserve to have their ill-gotten gains taken away which is exactly what we are doing using powers granted to us in the Proceeds of Crime Act.
“We have found that a prison sentence can be viewed as an occupational hazard by some criminals.
“However, losing cash, cars, luxury homes and other assets under a court order is likely to have a much greater impact.”
Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Simon Prince, who is Head of Operational Policing in Gwent added: “Our message to offenders is simple – crime does not pay. Gwent Police will pursue you through both the criminal and civil courts and any assets you may have will be taken from you.”