New crime agency due for launch in April


Soca will merge the responsibilities currently shared by the National Criminal Intelligence Service and the National Crime Squad.

One of the first hurdles for Soca will be to identify the extent of fraud in Britain, as many experts state that unless fraud is quantified it can not be properly tackled.

Some insight into the role of Soca was seen early this month, when new powers for police were revealed under the serious organised crime act, under which Soca was set up. Police are now allowed to

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