Money laundering and war or drugs 'must be tackled'

  • The committee has called for the prosecution of senior officials in banks responsible for laundering the profits of drugs gangs.
  • MPs have been highly critical of the Government's failure to hit the profits of the drugs gangs, saying its approach to money laundering was "far too weak".
  • It said ministers should legislate to extend the "personal, criminal liability" of the most senior office holders in the banks involved.
  • It said the law should also be amended so that retailers who sell untested "legal highs" can be held liable for any harm the products cause.


Drugs debate urged by MPs

David Cameron will today be urged by MPs to start a wide-ranging public debate on drug policy - including the possibility of legalisation.