Co-operating with the internet police

Thursday, 30 June 2005, 2:13 AM EST

Since its launch in 2001, the UK's National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) has tracked down dozens of criminals who use the internet to carry out crimes such as blackmail, money-laundering and theft.

The unit has made 172 arrests and conducted 72 operations and passed on vital intelligence to law enforcement agencies around the world.

By Daniel Thomas at vnunet.

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