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The National Crime Agency, due to be rolled out in 2103, will replace the Serious Organised Crime Agency and the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, as well as housing the national cyber crime unit and covering border policing and economic crime.
While this article was being written as May 2010 came to an end, it was reported variously that police had arrested 32 people in various European countries for alleged links to an Irish organised crime gang; that Serbia supposedly had lost about a billion euro in recent years to organised crime; that Spanish police had taken 17 people into custody for alleged organised crime links; that the mayor of Cancun had been cuffed for alleged organised crime links; and that Las Vegas had revealed the timetable for its planned Organised Crime Museum.
Sir Ian Blair, Metropolitan Police Commissioner, said the register could be one tool in the fight against cross-Channel organised crime.
Although the Serious Organised Crime Agency has remained tight-lipped about where its crime-busting agents will be based, it is believed there will be officers inside Wales.
Organised crime costs each person in Wales pounds 300 a year, Welsh Secretary Peter Hain said yesterday, as the Government launched its new FBI-style crime-fighting agency.
The government estimates that organised crime now costs Britain at least pounds 20bn a year.
FINANCIAL professionals such as accountants are becoming increasingly important to European organised crime groups, European Union (EU) police agency Europol has warned.
In this regard I would especially like to welcome Mr Frank Albert, the regional representative of the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention in South Africa, who will deliver the keynote address, as well as Mr Paul Higdon, the Director of INTERPOL's Liaison and Criminal Intelligence Directorate at the General Secretariat of INTERPOL in Lyon, who will address us on international organised crime syndicates and international co-operation as far as organised crime is concerned.
But Matt Baggott warned the organised crime organisations behind drug dealing, fuel laundering, human trafficking and much more cannot be underestimated.
Summary: The world community needs to join forces to address challenges facing security and stability and counter transnational organised crime, a senior UAE security official stressed on Monday.
Should this Bill be passed, Queensland will have its own unexplained wealth laws, ensuring Queensland has the toughest laws in the country for dealing with organised crime, Mr Bleijie said.
BRUSSELS, March 19 (KUNA) -- The European law enforcement agency, Europol, Tuesday published a report which estimated that 3,600 organised crime groups were currently active in the European Union.