COUNCIL bosses have rejected calls to let police "anti-mafia" agents take control of licensing certain companies as part of a crackdown to stop criminal gangs running legitimate businesses.
COUNCIL bosses have rejected calls to let police \"anti-mafia\" agents take control of licensing certain companies as part of a crackdown to stop criminal gangs running legitimate businesses.
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Cosla, the umbrella body for Scottish local authorities, says that police should worker closer with its members and share information rather than be given power over business regulation.
The group spoke out yesterday following comments by Detective Chief Inspector Ronnie Megaughin, head of interventions at the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency (SCDEA), that some crime networks were slipping under local authorities' radar.
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