UK BORDER FORCE & UK BORDER AGENCY
With effect from 1 March 2012 the UK Border Force was formed and became part of the Home Office.
Home Secretary Theresa May has launched a brand new Cutter named “HMC Protector”, to help the Border Force in its fight against drugs traffickers.
Some of the largest seizures over recent years include:
- 2013 – 120kg of cocaine worth £20 million was found on a yacht off the Isles of Scilly
- 2011 – 1.2 tonnes of cannabis worth £10 million was discovered on a yacht off the Isle of Wight
- 2010 –300kg of cocaine worth £50 million pounds was found off the Isle of Wight disguised as lobster pots
The pictures below show the uniform epaulettes of the various ranks of the UK Border Agency Officers
Grades 3 & 4 are above Director and below the Director General. Currently there is no grade 4 position in Border Force..