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Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA)

a new agency created in terms of the Serious Organized Crime and Police Bill to detect and prosecute such crimes. It incorporates the NATIONAL CRIME SQUAD and the NATIONAL CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE SERVICE and aspects of Customs and Excise and the Immigration Service.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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The ECHO revealed yesterday that David Burgess-Joyce, now a Wirral councillor, was dismissed from the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) for gross misconduct in 2013.
In 2010, Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency estimated that 90 percent of 500 euro ($680) banknotes sold from exchange bureaus in the country were in the hands of organised criminals.
He was tracked down to Tenerife in a joint operation between Spanish police and the Serious Organised Crime Agency last August.
The NCA today replace the Serious Organised Crime Agency and will be the UK equivalent of the FBI.
"Those people involved in the most horrible activities can expect the most comprehensive and robust response." The launch of the NCA spells the end of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca), which is to be absorbed into the new organisation.
Officers from the Serious Organised Crime Agency led the international operation, which saw 19 people jailed for a total of 232 years.
The five were caught following a lengthy investigation by the Serious Organised Crime Agency, who followed their movements and secretly listened in on conversations discussing the latest moves in the smuggling operation.
However, detectives have said that being on the list, which has been drawn up by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca), does not imply any wrong doing.
A Serious Organised Crime Agency spokesman said: "No further information about the arrest, or the specific nature of the offences being put to him, will be provided.
Head of the fugitives unit at the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) Dave Allen said: "Lilley was on the run for 13 years but we never gave up.
Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency, Venezuelan police and a regional 18-memberstate police organisation called Ameripol has been involved in the operation which was set up to fight drugs trafficking.
It follows the revelation that Lord Justice Leveson, the judge who lead an inquiry into phone hacking by some newspapers, received a report from the Serious Organised Crime Agency which said companies routinely hired criminals to hack, blag and steal private information from rivals.

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