Belfast Telegraph

Justice Minister David Ford briefs businesses on crime

Justice Minister David Ford has hosted a seminar for the business community to brief them on organised crime.

The event is part of a series of seminars for businesses, hosted by the Organised Crime Taskforce (OCTF), to inform them about organised crime, how it affects them and to provide advice on how to reduce its impact.

Its focus was the role of money in organised crime and rogue trading practices.

Mr Ford told the 120 delegates who attended the seminar: “Organised crime threatens every part of society and businesses are not immune.

“I want to make sure that businesses are kept informed about the emerging threats and issues that may impact on their trade in the hope that this knowledge will mean they can counter the criminals.

“We all know that this is a particularly difficult time for the business community in Northern Ireland.

“The OCTF will continue to work in partnership with business organisations to identify, raise awareness and tackle organised crime.”

Belfast Telegraph