Friday, October 30, 2009
It was great to see the success of the Organised and Financial Crime Agency New Zealand (OFCANZ) a couple of days ago and the new powers which are to be given to Police under the Criminal Proceeds(Recovery) Act in regards the recovery of assets acquired as a result of criminal activity. Information about crime given to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 can assist greatly in the activities of both OFCANZ and the new Asset Recovery Unit. Organised Crime has a number of income streams like any other business operation and it is important New Zealanders understand the interconnection. The cheap power tool, cartoon of smokes, electronic good, alcohol procured by a normally law abiding citizen may in all probability be producing the funds required to manufacture drugs. These drugs in turn will be sold to brothers, sisters, children and friends of those buying the cheap commodity. If you have information on these activities ring in the first place the Police or if this is not possible, ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and provide that information.