In the Media

New powers to tackle crime gangs

PUBLISHED November 25, 2004

A new agency dubbed the "British FBI" tops new plans to tackle criminal gangs and drug dealers.

The Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) will spearhead efforts against criminal networks which make an estimated £40bn a year.
The new bill, unveiled on Wednesday, also encourages courts to give lighter sentences to "super grasses" who testify against accomplices.