LONDON - British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has revealed a new deal she struck with the Pakistani government on a visit last week which will allow respected moderate Imams to be brought over from Pakistan to help British Imams combat extremism in the Muslim communities. In an interview with Britain's famous tabloid, Jacqui Smith explained: "The vast majority of British Muslims have a Pakistani heritage. If we work with the government there, we can win the arguments. We need to do more to tackle those places where radicalisation is developing in prisons, schools, higher education so that people are getting the right messages about what it means to be a British Muslim," she added She further said: "We will also work to ensure we identify vulnerable people being groomed for terror in the same way we protect young people from being dragged into crime and abuse." Jacqui Smith said that the security forces are investigating 30 deadly terror plots which threaten mayhem across Britain and warned that the menace of fanatics in Britain is mounting so fast that police will be unable to cope within a year unless they are given new powers to lock up terror suspects for longer. She expressed the threat level is severe and is actually growing. "There are 2,000 individuals who are being monitored. There are 200 networks involved and 30 active plots, she indicated." Jacqui said that at present the police can hold suspects for up to 28 days, but the Home Office wants that increased to 42 days. "We can't wait for an attack to succeed and then rush in new powers," she said. "We have got to stay ahead because we now understand the scale of what is being plotted, the police have to step in earlier which means they need more time to put evidence together." The British Home Secretary said: "We task the police and the security agencies with protecting us. Frankly, if they say to me it's getting more difficult and we need more time to investigate thoroughly, it is my duty to provide them with the tools they need. "The danger has increased over the past two years. Since the beginning of 2007, there have been 57 people convicted on terrorist plots. "Nearly half of those pleaded guilty so this is not some figment of the imagination. It is a real risk and a real issue we need to respond to." She also revealed that in 2001, at the time of the 9/11 bombings, Britain's anti-terror cops seized and analysed just one computer and no computer discs. Yet by last year their haul had risen to a staggering 400 computers and 8,000 computer discs containing billions of vital items of data. At the same time, the records held by Scotland Yard's anti-terror force have soared from 69,000 files four years ago to 200,000 this year. The Home Secretary also pointed out that before the detention period for suspects was raised from its original 14 to 28 days, many people argued the new law was unnecessary because the powers would never need to be used. But Jacqui Smith said: "Well, we did need to. Since that time we have needed to hold 11 people for longer than 14 days and six of them for a total of 28 days. "The complexity of these plots is growing and the number of international investigations is greater than before. Each time a plot is uncovered, the terrorists learn and they develop. "That's why there is a massive increase in the way they are using technology and encrypting information. So it takes time to get the evidence you need to charge somebody," she added. This week the Home Secretary will step up the government's "Prevent" campaign-its battle against extremists who preach hate and indoctrinate potential jihadi recruits.