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Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) - Background, Intelligence role and secrecy, Money laundering

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Britain's first non-police law-enforcement agency, launched in 2006. It is an amalgamation of the National Crime Squad, the National Criminal Intelligence Service, and investigators from Customs and the Home Office's Immigration Service. With a staff of more than 4000, the agency's role is to target the international gangs behind such crimes as people trafficking, drug smuggling, fraud, and global paedophile networks.

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