Organised and Financial Crime Agency of New Zealand
|Organised and Financial Crime Agency of New Zealand|
|Formed||1 July 2008|
|National agency||New Zealand|
|Operations jurisdiction||New Zealand|
|Governing body||New Zealand Government|
|Headquarters||Wellington, New Zealand|
The Organised and Financial Crime Agency of New Zealand (OFCANZ), generally referred to as the Organised Crime Agency, is an agency hosted within the New Zealand Police. The agency's stated objective is to "disrupt and combat organised crime". The agency has been recently renamed the National Organised Crime Group (2018) however the objective remains as stated.
The Fifth Labour Government in 2007 announced the intention to create the agency, saying it would replace the Serious Fraud Office. OFCANZ was formed on 1 July 2008 (though in December 2008, the new National Prime Minister John Key said that the Serious Fraud Office would not be abolished).
- "SFO scrapped for organised crime unit". ONE News. 11 September 2007. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
- Thomas, Ben (12 September 2007). "SFO to shut up shop". National Business Review. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
- "Serious Fraud Office saved from axe". Fairfax New Zealand. 10 December 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-01-02.
- "OFCANZ leads its first strike against organised crime". New Zealand Police. 28 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-28.
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