NCA Chief Calls For Extra £2.7B To Fight Organized Crime

Law360, London (May 14, 2019, 2:46 PM BST) -- The National Crime Agency is lobbying the British government to hand it an extra £2.7 billion ($3.5 billion) to fight serious organized crime, as it warned on Tuesday that the country will "feel the consequences" if it does not get the money.

Lynne Owens, the NCA’s director general, said the scale of organized crime in the U.K. is “staggering.” Her crime-fighting agency needs its budget to be bolstered by at least an extra £2.7 billion over the next three years to deal with criminals whose offending has been transformed by technology, she said. The agency's annual budget is £424 million....

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