A MASSIVE operation to identify and decapitate the leadership of organised crime gangs north of the border will get under way within weeks, Scotland on Sunday can reveal.
GORDON Meldrum is a man on a mission. As director-general of the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency (SCDEA), his job is to protect communities in Scotland from the scourge of drug dealers, money launderers and other organised criminals.
GANGSTERS' ill-gotten gains will be used to employ top accountants to fight organised crime.
THE head of Scotland's elite crime-fighting agency is to retire later this year.
BRITAIN'S "FBI" has identified the top 130 crime barons it wants to put out of business.
Key quote "It does not matter how far removed you are from the street where the crimes, people-trafficking, prostitution and drugs are taking place. We will have the powers to come after you, to get you, to put you in jail" – Tony Blair
BRITAIN'S new FBI-style crime squad will shift the balance from crime lords to ordinary victims, Tony Blair will declare today, as he marks its formal launch.
CRIMINALS who inform on their friends could be given FBI-style "squeal deal" incentives by police in an effort to crackdown on the bosses behind big-time organised crime.
BRITAIN'S new FBI-style agency is launching a massive recruitment drive after failing to attract enough police officers away from their existing jobs.
HOLYROOD last night backed Westminster plans to introduce a new FBI-style crime-fighting agency in a bill that will also extend the powers of a private security industry watchdog to Scotland.
SCOTLAND’S rank-and-file police officers delivered a stinging rebuke to the government over its plans to create a British version of the FBI yesterday, claiming the proposals threatened the "political impartiality" of the police.
THE man appointed to head the new Serious Organised Crime Agency today acknowledged that Britain’s law enforcement forces were not "on top" of problems such as drugs, people-trafficking and international fraud.
FOR months, Scotland and England have been in a race to create their own answer to the United States’ FBI.
SCOTLAND and England are to have their own separate FBI-style agencies, thwarting plans for a London-based organisation to cover constabularies on both sides of the Border.
SCOTTISH ministers are to consider introducing a new system to encourage "supergrasses" to turn in gang bosses, it emerged today.
SCOTLAND is to get an FBI-style crime fighting agency which will gather together several key law enforcement agencies on one site, it emerged last night.
THE Government’s new "British FBI" was launched by Home Secretary David Blunkett today.