Border Force is a law enforcement command within the Home Office responsible for protecting the UK border. Border Force was created on 1 March 2012. Border Force is responsible for entry controls and customs functions at the border, including our juxtaposed controls in France and Belgium, covering responsibilities including immigration and security checks, prevention of people trafficking, anti-smuggling of banned and restricted goods including drugs and weapons and protection of border revenue. Criminal investigations launched as a result of Border Force seizures are undertaken by officers who will form part of the new National Crime Agency’s Border Policing Command. The NCA will be fully operational by the end of 2013 and will lead the UK’s response to organised crime, including child exploitation, drug and people smuggling, illegal immigration and fraud and cyber crime. For more Border Force news and further information about what we do visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/border-force

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