Brexit & EconomyPoliticsNew FBI style crime body launches

New FBI style crime body launches

Government moves to take on drug trafficking and money laundering through new centralised body

The government has launched a new beefed-up crime agency in the mould of the
FBI.

The new agency, called the Serious Organised Crime Agency, launches today,
and is intended to take on drug trafficking, organised immigration crimes, money
laundering and identity fraud in particular.

The body will have new powers, including the ability to strike deals with
criminals in exchange for them providing evidence in broader investigations.

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