'British FBI' launches

The National Crime Agency hopes to make a difference.

'British FBI' launches

World Bulletin/News Desk

A new agency, the third in fifteen years, to deal with the UK's most serious organized crimes was launched on Monday.

Dubbed the "British FBI", the National Crime Agency (NCA) will mainly cover cyber crime, border policing and child protection, the British Home Secretary Theresa May told the BBC.

The crime agency which will employ 4,500 officers will cooperate with the police force across the UK, but unlike the FBI does not have responsibility for combating terrorism.

 Previously, the National Crime Squad was launched 15 years ago, then replaced by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) back in 2006 which is also now being closed.

The agency aims to adopt a more visible, joined-up approach than was previously the case. Its head, Keith Bristow also told the BBC that they were going to make a difference and that the public would see it.

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