A PONTARDAWE man has had £100,000 confiscated following an order by Swansea Magistrates Court.

TARIAN, the regional crimes unit, was granted the order on June 1 to continue the detention of the money from Brian Birch of Barrow Road.

The order allows for TARIAN to keep hold of the money for six months.

TARIAN is part funded by the Home Office, Dyfed Powys Police, Gwent Police and South Wales Police and is a multi-disciplinary team of police officers and staff from the three forces.


Tarian work with embedded partners such as the NCA, UK Border Force, HMRC and CPS.

A spokesperson said: "With departments ranging from fraud and cyber-crime investigators to asset recovery experts and intelligence specialists, the teams within Tarian are dedicated to disrupting and dismantling Serious Organised Crime Groups across the whole of Southern Wales."

South Wales Police has been approached for comment.