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'British FBI' to have new powers

PUBLISHED January 12, 2005

Britain's new FBI-style agency should turn the UK into "one of the least attractive places in the world" for crime, the Attorney General has said.

The Serious and Organised Crime Agency (Soca) will have statutory powers to bring previously untouchable "Mr Big" characters to justice.
A dedicated group of criminal prosecutors will work "shoulder to shoulder" with agency staff. They will help put gangsters "out of circulation", Lord Goldsmith said.