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.

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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.