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Record £1bn worth of criminal assets seized by police

A record £1bn in assets were seized or deprived from organised criminals in the UK last year.

The figures come as the government announces a new strategy to tackle organised crime for England and Wales.

Ministers say it will give police stronger powers to pursue criminals and confiscate their possessions.

Matt Prodger reports.

  • 28 Jul 2011
  • From the section UK