Home » International News » 2011 » June » June 9, 2011

Home Secretary May announces plans for setting up a 'British FBI'

June 9, 2011 - London

Home Secretary Theresa May has announced plans to establish a British FBI-style agency will have powers over the country's police to tackle organised crime, border control, cyber crime and online paedophiles.

The only major threat the National Crime Agency won't control is counter-terrorism, the Daily Star reports.

The Home Secretary said that the 6,000 organised crime gangs operating here had escaped justice for too long.

"For the first time, there will be one agency with the power, remit and responsibility for ensuring the right action is taken at the right time by the right people," she told lawmakers.

The NCA replaces the Serious and Organised Crime Agency and the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre, and will include a border policing command. It should launch by the end of 2013.


Comment on this story