17 June 2016
Lynne Owens, Director General of the NCA, has been in Washington this week meeting with her counterparts in the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Australian Crime Commission, Australian Federal Police, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and New Zealand Police.
This coalition of international agencies, together with the NCA, makes up the Five Eyes Law Enforcement Group (FELEG) who work together to tackle transnational crime.
Lynne Owens commented: “Recognising that serious and organised crime crosses jurisdictions, and collaborating on a daily basis to meet that challenge, has made global law enforcement stronger. This year there is a lot of discussion about the criminal use of technology and our collective understanding of communications infrastructure. Being in one room together, and talking face to face about how we tackle the issues affecting us all, takes our collaboration up a level. It has been a dynamic and productive experience, and I am proud that the NCA plays an active part.”