The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 was an amalgam of various provisions, including those dealing with the following:

(1)the creation of the former Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), which in 2013 was replaced by the National Crime Agency (NCA);

(2)its relationship with HMRC; and

(3)the powers and duties of the Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office (‘RCPO’).

The NCA incorporates the former National Criminal Intelligence Service (‘NCIS’) (to whom reports under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 were required to be made where there are reasonable grounds to suspect money laundering – see ¶60-877). The NCA’s functions are:

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