The head of the UK’s equivalent of the FBI has admitted that his agency has yet to make a significant impact, and that it has been bedevilled by organisational problems since its launch.
Sir Stephen Lander, who runs the Serious and Organised Crime Agency (Soca), said mistakes had been made, though he insisted that it was working through them.
The Guardian has learned, however, that there is severe disenchantment among staff. Hundreds of officers are said to want to be transferred back to their former organisations. An unpublished internal Mori survey shows that less than 5% are satisfied with the way that Soca is being run.
A year on, Britain’s FBI has little to celebrate