Archive for March, 2009

31.03.09 SOCA Issues Warning To Drug Traffickers

March 31, 2009  |   General News & Cases,SOCA - Latest News   |     |   0 Comment

The Serious Organised Crime Agency is warning drug traffickers they will face a long time behind bars if they attempt to import drugs into the United Kingdom. Tobagonians Owen Alfred and Oswin Moore were jailed for 18 and 15 years respectively in London today for their roles in a cocaine trafficking ...

30.03.09 Wirral drug baron’s wife’s Champagne lifestyle comes to end

March 30, 2009  |   General News & Cases   |     |   0 Comment

SHE enjoyed a life of the most vulgar excess, once joining her husband for a £600 chauffeur ride to Claridges for a £345 meal at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant. But yesterday the glamorous wife of a Liverpool drugs baron was ...

16 March 2009 HM Treasury warns businesses of serious threats posed to the international financial system

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has announced that it remains concerned by Iran’s failure to meaningfully address the deficiencies in its Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorist Financing (AML/CTF) regime, particularly in respect of terrorist financing and suspicious activity reporting. The FATF has called on its members to consider effective countermeasures ...

12 March 2009 SOCA ‘Payback’ Conference a success

March 13, 2009  |   General News & Cases,SOCA - Latest News   |     |   0 Comment

The payback conference at the National Motorbike Museum, Birmingham was well attended and was generally appreciated by all attendees. Most sectors had a presence of their supervisory bodies. HMRC gave a presentation on risk assessment as well as having advisors on hand to answer queries. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) ...

11/03/09 Brown and tax havens – Treat ‘em mean

March 11, 2009  |   General News & Cases   |     |   0 Comment

Editorial: The Guardian However slowly, however piecemeal, progress is being made in forcing tax havens to become less secretive. Yesterday it was the turn of Jersey to sign an agreement with the UK that it will share information about offshore tax payments. Gordon Brown has been sounding tougher too. In his ...