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HUMAN TRAFFICKING UNIT TO DISBAND

Hmmm…Cui bono? Home Office argues this is core police business and all comstabularies should be fighting it. Others argue for a specialised unit. But why in the Met rather than SOCA? Going to be a few more clashes of interest like this. Where are the political voices? Carousing drunkenly in the background?

Ah well, what else would you expect from a country that hasnt done anything about implementing the OECD Convention on Corruption?

17 HELD AS POLICE SMASH DRUG-SMUGGLING GANGS

Kent, South London and Teesside arrests. Drugs, money-laundering and mortgage fraud the offences involved, smuggling involved Spain and France. Prosecution will be interesting.

SHINING PATH RETURNS

Change in ideology leads to resurgence in Peru. But it is also claimed that survival is linked to cooperation with drug traffickers. New leadership opposes Guzman and “Gang of four” style ideology. We shall see what emerges from the altiplano.

SHEEP RUSTLERS RIDE AGAIN

Independent on Sunday article. Regular readers will know this is our third piece in recent weeks….Mischief-making journalism? Or a trend. You work out how much content there is in this piece.

OBAMA BACKS CRACKDOWN ON TAX HAVENS

Or does he? Point of article appears to be yet another Guardian angle attack on Brown for being a “light touch” regulator. Another bit of journalistic undergrowth beating, but one that might turn out to have a pheasant somewhere in it.

CREDIT CRUNCH SHEEP RUSTLING

This is the main story in the Western Morning News, the South West Region’s paper! Its Christmas, so out come the rustlers. Sorry for the up and down appearance of the blog at the moment. Your blogger has broken his arm again. Second time this year.

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