Do the cops profit personally from these seizures? Oh yes:
As outlandish as these facts seem, this happens every day across the country to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Under federal law and the laws of 42 states, law enforcement officials are entitled to keep most (and sometimes all) of the money and property they seize. The money goes to pay for salaries, advanced equipment and, in one Texas county, travel to Hawaii for "training."
No wonder our cops are increasingly despised by the communities they are supposed to serve.
The cops have become robbers.