A man has been found guilty of attempting to smuggle cocaine with an estimated street value of £160k into the UK after a “Christmas shopping” trip with his wife in the Netherlands.
A money launderer who was caught trying to smuggle almost £2 million out of the UK in her suitcases has been jailed for almost three years.
The National Crime Agency has issued an alert to furloughed port and airport workers warning they may be vulnerable to organised crime groups seeking to exploit the Covid crisis.
A woman from Kent who headed up a crime group that supplied over half a tonne of cocaine and laundered millions of pounds in illicit cash has been jailed for 15 years.
Seven people have been arrested as part of a National Crime Agency operation aimed at dismantling an organised crime group involved in transporting hundreds of Albanian migrants to the UK illegally.
A former First Minister of the British overseas territory of Montserrat has been jailed for 15 years, after he was convicted of sexually exploiting five girls including two 13 year olds.
Officers from Project Invigor, the National Crime Agency-led taskforce targeting organised immigration crime, have taken part in an operation which has seen eight members of a major people smuggling network arrested in Greece.
Seven British fugitives have been arrested in Spain in the space of just three weeks as a result of joint operations between the National Crime Agency and the Spanish National Police.
Around 100 potential victims have been identified and 38 people arrested following a week long law enforcement crackdown targeting child traffickers.
National Crime Agency officers have arrested a man in County Down on suspicion of importing firearms in the post.
An international investigation involving the National Crime Agency has led to the takedown of DoubleVPN – the service used by cyber criminals around the world to mask their location and identities online.
A man from Bristol suspected of buying a forward-venting blank firearm has been arrested and a firearm seized.
Five officers from the National Crime Agency working in the fields of child protection, kidnap and intelligence have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Six people have been arrested by officers from the National Crime Agency over the importation of drugs and money laundering by a suspected crime group with links to Northern Ireland.
The National Crime Agency has begun an investigation following the discovery of almost a tonne of what is thought to be cocaine at two locations on the East Sussex coast.
Criminals are exploiting advances in technology to drive serious and organised crime, the NCA says in the 2021 National Strategic Assessment – with increased online usage leading to a rise in offending.