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New U.K. Crime Unit to Investigate Corruption Affecting Developing Countries

Jaclyn Jaeger | August 11, 2015

The U.K.'s Department for International Development this week announced that it's stepping up its efforts to investigate cases of international corruption affecting developing countries through a new specialist unit launched by International Development Secretary Justine Greening.

The new International Corruption Unit (ICU) brings together existing investigation and intelligence units funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) from the Metropolitan Police Service, City of London Police and National Crime Agency. The multi-agency team will be operated by the National Crime Agency and be the central point for investigating international corruption in the U.K..

"Through the international corruption unit, the best of British law enforcement will step up our aid work combatting corruption head on across the developing world," Greening...

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