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The Met increases its sanction detection rates

The Met has increased its sanction detection rates by nearly four per cent in the last year.

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Al Qaeda-trained terrorist jailed after joint operation
A joint intelligence-led investigation by the Met Counter Terrorism Command and the Security Services has led to the jailing of an Al Qaeda-trained terrorist.
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Domestic abuse analysis
The Government launched a domestic violence enforcement campaign over the Christmas and New Year period, which will be informed by intelligence products within forces. Deputy Principal Analyst Sharon Lister of Norfolk Constabulary said that the subject of domestic abuse was one that the analysts at Norfolk had wanted to add to their product range for some time.
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Identifying series crime
It is a well known fact that the majority of acquisitive crime is committed by a minority of offenders. As such, a prolific offender who is actively committing crime in a particular area has the ability to significantly impact on the levels of recorded crime. It would not be unusual for example, for one person to commit four or five burglaries a week and if left free to offend for a number of weeks or even months, a burglar will quickly become responsible for a large series of offences.
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Refreshing memories
In 1968, Baltimore resident Mildred Coley reported to police that she had been robbed and stabbed by three black males. Bizarrely, police noticed that she had actually been shot rather than stabbed and requested that she be hypnotised to aid her recollection. It opened the door to numerous cases that included hypnotically refreshed testimony.
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Facial reconstruction
When police in the Netherlands found the remains of a badly decomposed body dumped in a local lake, they doubted whether they would ever be able to determine its identity through traditional means such as DNA or fingerprinting.
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Defeating the dealers
Nine men are now serving jail sentences totalling five years after detectives smashed a major drugs supply network that stretched throughout South Staffordshire. Despite the fact that criminal networks, particularly drugs networks, are notoriously difficult to dismantle, a coordinated effort between local divisional officers and the force’s major crime unit, saw officers take out each layer of the chain that monopolised the supply of cocaine and cannabis across the county.
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Operation Baguette
Officers from the Greater Manchester Police Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) made legal history by securing a conviction against a Pakistani national for providing support to terrorists and distributing terrorist material.
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Dirty money
There are two ways of proving that cash has been obtained through  the proceeds of crime. The first is the circumstances in which the cash is found, such as being in the possession of a known drug dealer. The second method is through a process of mass spectroscopy, a forensic method that can identify drug contamination on bank notes.
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Met counter-terrorism officers help in Bhutto inquiry
Met investigators are to travel to Pakistan to help in the inquiry into the assassination of the country’s opposition leader Benazir Bhutto. The force confirmed that officers from the counter-terrorism branch would be providing support to their Pakistani counterparts.
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