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UK authorities uncover £70 million cannabis ring

A court case at Southwark Crown Court has this week reveal details of a £70 million cannabis ring operated from within the UK. As the UK authorities continue to crack down on crime in the UK it was revealed that 88 shipments were made to the UK bringing enough cannabis into the country to supply 225,000 street deals per week. Indeed it was revealed that the gang made so much money that £60,000 in used notes was left to go mouldy!

Over the last few years the UK government has invested heavily into the UK police force and its various offshoots which is proving more and more successful. Not only have we seen financial fraud convictions increase but there has also been a marked improvement in conviction rates across the board. It has taken many years and millions of pounds of taxpayer's money to improve the services but ultimately the proof is in the pudding.

Under new legislation the UK government is now able to confiscate money raised by illegal means which will come in very useful in the current economic environment. While criminal activity, especially fraud scams, has risen significantly during the recession there is no doubt that the UK authorities are now more in control than ever before.

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