London, Oct. 8 (ANI): The National Crime Agency, dubbed 'the British FBI', the body launched to tackle the Britain's most serious crimes will 'relentlessly pursue' those responsible, Home Secretary Theresa May has said.
The NCA will tackle organised and economic crime, border policing, child protection and cyber crime.
According to the BBC, the agency replaces a number of existing bodies, but has significantly less funding.
The day the NCA was launched, May also revealed the government's serious and organised crime strategy, which includes plans to ensure criminal assets cannot be hidden by spouses.
The strategy also includes extra funding for regional police organised crime units and a crackdown on foreign organised criminals, the report said.
According to the report, the NCA, with its budget of close to 500 million pounds a year, will lead the fight against the estimated 37,000 criminals involved in organised and serious crime in the UK. (ANI)