Confiscated Assets

Type: Stockshots [long]   Reference: I-072298   Duration: 10:26:44  Lieu:
  First transmission: 09/03/2012
On 12 March 2012 the European Commission will propose a Directive to make it easier for Member States to confiscate assets derived from serious and organised crime. It will establish a new EU legal framework to simplify existing EU rules and fill gaps which have benefitted criminals until now. To illustrate this new EU legal framework, the Audiovisual Service of the European Commission has produced a video stockshot containing the pictures of confiscated assets in the following countries: France, Ireland, Belgium, Italy and Netherlands.

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10:00:00 Credits and title 00:00:18
10:00:18 Title 00:00:00
10:00:18 1.France 00:06:16
10:00:18 The French agency specialized in Confiscated Assets (AGRASC) was created in 2010 in France. France's policy on confiscating criminal assets is to track down illegal assets, to seize them, and to ensure, when assets have been sold, that the profits go back into the state budget, or into a special fund to combat narcotics. Filming took place in 2 different locations: in the AGRASC offices and in an auction room near Paris, where confiscated vehicles were sold. 00:00:04
10:00:23 Exterior views of the Superior Council of Magistracy building in Paris (7th Arrondissement) where "Agence de gestion et de recouvrement des avoirs saisis et confisqués" (AGRASC) has its offices (4 shots) 00:00:23
10:00:46 AGRASC plate 00:00:08
10:00:55 Elizabeth Pelsez, General Director of the Agence de gestion et de recouvrement des avoirs saisis et confisqués (AGRASC) 00:00:27
10:01:22 Soundbite by Elizabeth Pelsez (in FRENCH) saying that the Agency has a particular competence in matters of international cooperation. They receive requests from French Judges who have been asked by authorities abroad to confiscate assets on French territory. At the moment, they have several requests of this kind. It can involve real estate or other assets that are confiscated at the request of a foreign country. 00:00:25
10:01:48 Soundbite by Elizabeth Pelsez (in FRENCH) saying that there is a very active and dynamic cooperation between the EU Member States. In fact, many EU Member States have Asset Recovery Offices and they exchange important operational information in order to identify these assets, to find out where they are, to seize them, and then later to confiscate them altogether. 00:00:25
10:02:13 Views of the AGRASC offices: Staff and Police Officers at work (6 shots) 00:00:41
10:02:55 Website of the Direction Nationale d'Interventions Domaniales. Surfing, looking for a car to buy. 00:00:00
10:02:55 View of a computer' screen with confiscated Assets (lot 84, 71, 72) 00:00:26
10:03:21 Plate "Finances Publiques, Direction Nationale d'Interventions Domaniales" 00:00:04
10:03:26 Staff entering the building 00:00:06
10:03:32 Poster advertising today's auction 00:00:06
10:03:38 Exterior view of the building where the auction takes place 00:00:09
10:03:48 Buyers entering the public auction room (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:04:00 Auction room with public attending, Auctioneer giving the conditions for buying (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:04:10 Close up of the list of assets for sale 00:00:08
10:04:18 Security Guard 00:00:05
10:04:24 Auctioneer launching the sale of lot 72, the audience listening (4 shots) 00:00:21
10:04:45 One buyer raising his hand 00:00:04
10:04:50 General views of the audience (2 shots) 00:00:16
10:05:06 Close up of hammer - Auctioneer saying "Awarded" 00:00:06
10:05:13 Auction for lot 84, a confiscated Mercedes SLK. Close up of document with details on the car (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:05:27 Auctioneer and public bidding (6 shots) 00:00:22
10:05:49 Final buyer raising his hand 00:00:04
10:05:54 Auctioneer awarding the lot to a buyer at 13 700 euros (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:06:04 The cashier receiving payment by credit card from a buyer (3 shots) 00:00:18
10:06:23 Buyer of lot 84 receiving an official proof of the purchase (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:06:35 2.Ireland 00:04:12
10:06:35 The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) was established in 1996. The Bureau's statutory remit is to carry out investigations into the suspected proceeds of criminal conduct. CAB identifies assets of persons which derive, (or are suspected to derive), directly or indirectly from criminal conduct. It then takes appropriate action to deprive or deny those persons of the assets and the proceeds of their criminal conduct. The policy of the criminal assets bureau in relation to confiscated assets is to realise the asset at the earliest possible time, and return the value of the asset to the exchequer. Filming took place in the Dublin Garda Police Headquarters and in confiscated properties around Dublin. 00:00:04
10:06:35 Title 00:00:00
10:06:39 Dublin Garda Police Headquarters, Harcourt Square (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:06:51 Plate outside where it is written "Criminal Assets Bureau" 00:00:05
10:06:56 Plate inside where it is written "Investigation room" 00:00:06
10:07:02 Investigation room with detectives at work (4 shots) 00:00:23
10:07:25 Close up of handcuffs 00:00:04
10:07:30 Files with labels "Criminal Assets Bureau" 00:00:04
10:07:35 A Detective at work 00:00:05
10:07:40 Office of Chief Bureau Officer, a colleague entering for a meeting (4 shots) 00:00:33
10:08:14 Soundbite by Eugene Corcoran, Chief Bureau Officer of the Criminal Assets Bureau (in ENGLISH): We have had a very good cooperation among our European Member States, mainly through the asset recovery office network, which is established under the auspices of the European Union. 00:00:12
10:08:26 Soundbite by Eugene Corcoran (in ENGLISH): Since the establishment of the Bureau, the total value of assets frozen exceeds 85 million euro, of which in excess of 13 million has been remitted to the exchequer to date. 00:00:18
10:08:44 Armoured car in the basement of the Police Headquarters: It is a BMW X5 seized from a Drugs gang in Limerick 00:00:04
10:08:49 Poster advertising a confiscated House at Cowper Downs Ranelagh in Dublin (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:09:00 A confiscated house at Weston Green Lucan (4 shots) 00:00:28
10:09:29 A confiscated house at Willsbrook View Lucan (2 shots) 00:00:15
10:09:44 Views of the Jessbrook Equestrian Centre and lands at Mucklon seized by Criminal Assets Bureau (5 shots) 00:00:32
10:10:17 Close up of a lock on stable door 00:00:05
10:10:22 Jesbrook Equestrian Center (2 shots) 00:00:19
10:10:42 Sign where it is written "No trespassing" 00:00:04
10:10:47 3.Belgium 00:03:54
10:10:47 Title 00:00:04
10:10:47 The Belgian Central Office for Seizure and Confiscation (COSC) within the public prosecutor's office is acting as a specialized agency intended to steer and support judicial authorities and serve as a relay function between public prosecutors and collectors. Filming took place in two locations: At the Fin Shop in Brussels, within the warehouse where vehicles are stored and sold by auction; in the Police stables where confiscated horses are taken care of before being sold by auction. 00:00:00
10:10:51 Plate where it is written "Fin Shop" Fin shop is the public premises of the Ministry for Finances near Brussels, where seized and confiscated assets are sold by auction. 00:00:06
10:10:57 The warehouse with seized and confiscated cars 00:00:05
10:11:03 Staff collecting details on cars for sale (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:11:15 A BMW for sale being towed (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:11:29 Warehouse with furniture (3 shots) 00:00:21
10:11:50 Various goods in warehouse: jewellery, video, bicycles, etc (3 shots) 00:00:16
10:12:06 Police stable: staff walking a confiscated horse (3 shots) 00:00:23
10:12:29 Confiscated horse 00:00:10
10:12:40 Three confiscated horses in line 00:00:06
10:12:46 Close up of one confiscated horse 00:00:05
10:12:52 Confiscated horses, police horses passing by 00:00:10
10:13:02 Potential buyer looking at Fin Shop website for horses to buy (2 shots) 00:00:09
10:13:12 Exterior view of the Fin Shop 00:00:11
10:13:23 Auction room, staff giving instructions for bidding 00:00:11
10:13:35 Close up of list of vehicles for sale (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:13:46 Professional buyer bidding 1000 euros 00:00:09
10:13:55 Auctioneer monitoring the bids (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:14:07 Private buyer raising his identification number for bidding 00:00:04
10:14:12 General views of the auction room (2 shots) 00:00:14
10:14:27 Hammer of auctioneer closing the bids 00:00:07
10:14:34 Screen with result of a sale : bid + tax amounts to 2200 euros 00:00:06
10:14:41 4.Italy 00:06:57
10:14:41 The National Agency for the Administration and the Destination of Seized and Confiscated Goods from Organized Crime was established in 2010. The Agency is placed under the supervision of the Minister for the Interior. The structure has a total of thirty people working for it, and is based in Reggio Calabria, Rome, Palermo and Milan. The Head of the National Agency is a Prefect. 00:00:04
10:14:41 Title 00:00:00
10:14:46 Via dei Prefetti, Roma 00:00:08
10:14:54 European and Italian flags on poles 00:00:05
10:15:00 Exterior view of the "Agenzia nazionale per l'amministrazione e la destinazione dei beni sequestrati e confiscati alla criminalità organizzata"(ANBSC) (2 shots) Translation: "National Agency responsible for the Administration and Allocation of Assets Seized from Organised Crime" 00:00:10
10:15:10 Office of Dario Caputo, Deputy Prefect of the Anbsc, talking with Mariagrazia Paturzo, Responsible of External Relations of the Anbsc (4 shots) 00:00:28
10:15:39 Soundbite by Dario Caputo (in ITALIAN) saying that the National Agency responsible for the Administration and Allocation of Assets seized from Organised Crime has a full spectrum of powers, and therefore its competence also extends to international relations. The agency cooperates bilaterally with the various EU Member States and also Non-Member countries, and with the EU itself. 00:00:27
10:16:06 Soundbite by Dario Caputo (in ITALIAN) saying that the reasons underlying the law which instituted the agency are very clear: It underlines the strong presence of the State in connection with the removal of assets from Mafia organisations; this action deprives the Mafia of vital economic powers; and it returns to the nation's people the assets that were taken away from them by the Mafia organisations. 00:00:33
10:16:40 Tuscan landscape 00:00:06
10:16:46 The Suvignano country estate in Monteroni d'Arbia, Siena, confiscated from a member of the mafia (3 shots) 00:00:17
10:17:04 Villa Tinaio, originally the estate wine cellar, transformed into holiday accommodation (4 shots) 00:00:32
10:17:36 Old chapel on the property ground 00:00:05
10:17:41 Soundbite by Mariagrazia Paturzo (in ITALIAN) saying that this is a property of 700 hectares that has been seized from a member of the Mafia. The property was seized in 1994 and then definitively confiscated in 2007. Since then, it has been managed by the National Agency, which has also helped to protect jobs, since the people who had worked here since 1979 are still working here, helping to run the guest house as well as the smallholding. 00:00:27
10:18:08 Landscape of the Palermo Region, Sicily 00:00:05
10:18:14 A street in Palermo, with Hotel San Paolo, a confiscated asset from organized crime 00:00:07
10:18:22 Italian flag 00:00:04
10:18:26 Various views of the Hotel San Paolo (3 shots) 00:00:22
10:18:48 Client at the reception of the Hotel San Paolo 00:00:05
10:18:54 Small town of Corleone, home of Cosa Nostra (3 shots) 00:00:15
10:19:10 A building in the town, formerly belonging to famous mafia godfather Bernardo Provenzano. The building has been restored with EU Funds and is now managed by associations fighting the mafia. 00:00:12
10:19:22 Plate mentioning that this asset has been confiscated from the mafia 00:00:04
10:19:26 Large shot of the building 00:00:08
10:19:35 Inside the building: A museum telling the story of the mafia in Sicily and namely the arrest of Bernardo Provenzano (5 shots) 00:00:36
10:20:11 Exterior view of the building 00:00:09
10:20:21 Shop selling goods produced by farms confiscated to the mafia 00:00:20
10:20:41 Customer buying wine produced on a vineyard formerly belonging to a mafia 00:00:12
10:20:54 Grapes and vineyard confiscated from the mafia (3 shots) 00:00:19
10:21:13 Plate saying "This property was confiscated to the mafia" 00:00:24
10:21:38 5.Netherlands 00:05:33
10:21:38 Domeinen Roerende Zaken (State-Owned Moveable Property) or DRZ represents the National Government of the Netherlands as the owner of moveable property. Since 2006 DRZ has operated as an independent agency with its own management. DRZ is an agency that falls under the responsibility of the Ministry for Finance and specialises in the disposal of moveable property. DRZ destroys, preserves or sells goods that are confiscated by the police or other official detection agencies. DRZ also works closely with government-wide category management, among others, in respect of the disposal of surplus government-owned goods. 00:00:04
10:21:38 Title 00:00:00
10:21:42 Plate of Domeinen Roerende Zaken (State Moveable Property Agency) 00:00:05
10:21:47 Warehouse where assets are stored 00:00:05
10:21:52 Seized and confiscated boats 00:00:05
10:21:58 Outside parking with seized and confiscated vehicles (2 shots) 00:00:16
10:22:14 P. Notenboom with his colleague walking through the warehouse full of seized/confiscated cars 00:00:14
10:22:28 Cars for sale in line 00:00:05
10:22:33 Luxury cars: Range Rover, Rolls Royce, Porshe (3 shots) 00:00:13
10:22:47 Soundbite (in ENGLISH) by P. Notenboom, Press-Officer of the Public Prosecution Service (Criminal Assets Deprivation Bureau): Our motto is: crime shall and will not pay. If you realize that most of the crimes are money-driven, you know why we have to live up to that motto. And in order to realize that, not only a conviction is needed, but also the seizure of assets. Assets like ordinary cars, but also assets like these valuable cars, computers, art, and jewellery. Anything that is worth something to the criminal has to be taken away in order to fight crime effectively. 00:00:38
10:23:25 Staff covering red Ferraris for protection against dust (2 shots) 00:00:15
10:23:41 Car windshield with handwriting saying "Stolen in Belgium" 00:00:07
10:23:48 Ordinary cars for sale (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:23:59 Staff checking DRZ Website with motorbike for sale (2 shots) 00:00:08
10:24:08 Warehouse with various seized or confiscated assets: boats, pinball (3 shots) 00:00:12
10:24:21 Staff showing confiscated cigar humidor (2 shots) 00:00:15
10:24:37 Website of DRZ and customer surfing on it (2 shots) 00:00:19
10:24:56 Website of DRZ: motorbike for sale 00:00:04
10:25:01 Customer surfing on the Website of DRZ 00:00:13
10:25:14 Website of DRZ, close up of time remaining for bidding, customer placing a bid (3 shots) 00:00:19
10:25:33 Car towed away for a "view day" where potential buyers will be able to see the goods (3 shots) 00:00:36
10:26:09 A limousine towed away (2 shots) 00:00:35
10:26:44 Copyright 00:00:26
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