Drug barons and convicted organised criminals are to be subjected to 24 hour-a-day lifelong management under new "super-Asbos", which will include restricting travel, the money they can carry and who they can meet.
This is one of the initiatives to come from the new National Crime Agency (NCA), which will see police "mark" criminals 365 days a year. It will target the 37,000 high-level gangsters and 5500 crime groups across the UK - including around 3500 crooks in Scotland - and will work alongside Police Scotland.
One of the unit's key weapons will be Serious Crime Prevention Orders, to stop criminals from orchestrating their empires from behind bars or after their release.
These have been available in England and Wales for five years but will now be introduced in Scotland.
Gordon Meldrum, commander of organised crime for the NCA, said: "It's about not only working on these individuals when they are out and about in communities but working equally hard against them when they are incarcerated."