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Chris Bostock joins risk advisory specialist Deloitte as financial crime practice director

Risk advisory business Deloitte has appointed Chris Bostock as a director within the company’s financial crime practice. With over 15 years’ experience, Bostock joins from the economic crime team at the National Crime Agency (NCA) where he was the threat lead for money...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019
Aziz Rahman
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2019: The Year of the Unexplained Wealth Order?

With the National Crime Agency (NCA) having stated that the organisation is presently looking at upwards of 100 possible targets for Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs), Aziz Rahman considers the implications and asks whether this could be the year when UWOs really come of age. The...
Posted On 18 Feb 2019
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New unit “ready to help UK police co-operate with EU” in event of no-deal Brexit

The International Crime Co-ordination Centre (ICCC) will assist UK police officers to use alternative mechanisms to share and access information about criminals and co-operate on operations if current EU law enforcement tools are lost due to a no-deal Brexit. The ICCC is now...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
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Modern slavery ‘Week of Action’ proves successful for City of London Police

The City of London Police’s week of activity took place from 28 January to 1 February. A number of construction sites were visited during the course of the week. Officers engaged with construction workers to raise awareness about the latters’ rights and entitlements...
Posted On 07 Feb 2019
Evan Wright
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Unexplained Wealth Orders: The Route Towards Greater Impact

Thursday 31 January witnessed the one-year anniversary of Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs), which were introduced to help authorities identify and seize property suspected to have been bought by laundered criminal funds. They hit the headlines last year following the arrest of...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
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Illegal website users targeted in joint law enforcement activity focused on DDoS

The National Crime Agency (NCA), working in conjunction with law enforcement partners from 14 countries, has taken action against a number of users of illegal websites, with those involved linked to four million attacks across the globe. This latest action is part of Operation...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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NCA publishes fourth annual assessment into county lines drug supply, vulnerability and harm

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published its fourth annual assessment into county lines drug supply, vulnerability and harm. The report highlights how violence and control used by drug dealing networks is continuing, while the exploitation of children and vulnerable adults...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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Joint SEROCU-Hessen State Police operation targets ten million Euro IOTA cryptocurrency theft

Working in a joint operation with the Hessen State Police in Germany, the National Crime Agency and Europol, officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) have arrested a 36 year-old male on suspicion of fraud, theft and money laundering. The man was...
Posted On 24 Jan 2019
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Home Secretary and Chancellor to chair Task Force aimed at tackling economic crime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid and Chancellor Philip Hammond are jointly chairing a new Government-led Task Force which will work with senior figures from the UK’s financial sector to tackle economic crime. The enormous scale of this type of crime – which includes fraud,...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019
Mick Creedon QPM
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Unexplained Wealth Orders: Not Just for the Super-Rich

Mick Creedon, the former Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary, believes the use of Unexplained Wealth Orders in the UK is to be welcomed. However, their real benefit will emerge when they’re used against low-level criminals who seriously damage local communities. The...
Posted On 04 Jan 2019