Re: Solicitor General To Take Aim At Gang Profits
Victoria set for record year auctioning items seized via the province’s proceeds of crime legislation
The B.C. government plans to increasingly hit Lower Mainland gang members in the pocketbook, according to B.C.’s solicitor general.
“We’re going to ramp up civil forfeiture here in B.C. and put more resources into civil forfeiture proceedings,” B.C. solicitor general Kash Heed told Business in Vancouver in an exclusive interview.
A key target will be marijuana grow-ops. Experts estimate that B.C.’s marijuana trade employs 150,000 people and generates double the roughly $3 billion that BCStats says forestry annually contributes to the provincial economy.
Does it make any economic sense to try to stamp out an industry that employs 150,000 people and contributes more than $6 Billion to the provincial economy?