Six men have been arrested in Slovakia on suspicion of being part of an organised crime group that supplied over 1500 lethal firearms to the European criminal market, including to the UK.

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A man from Tamworth was today charged with drugs and firearms offences by officers from the National Crime Agency.

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Five people have been charged following arrests on Tuesday as part of an NCA investigation into an organised crime group suspected of importing at least two tonnes of cocaine into the UK.

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Two men have been charged after a National Crime Agency investigation identified firearms being brought into the UK through the fast parcel system.


A seafood salesman has been sentenced after smuggling an estimated 5.3 million critically endangered baby European eels to East Asia via the UK.

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The NECC, in conjunction with the FCO and the DfID, has published an alert on the illicit finance risks associated with South Sudan.

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A car tradesman who was caught trying to smuggle £1.1 million worth of cocaine into the UK has been jailed for nine years.

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The alleged ringleader of a cocaine trafficking group that expected to bank more than £1 million every month has been arrested in Spain after more than six years on the run.


More than 60 firearms have been stopped from reaching the streets of Scotland in just over a year, thanks to the work of a joint team of National Crime Agency and Police Scotland investigators.

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Dame Carol Black has published a review into the challenges posed by drug supply and demand, and what more can be done to tackle the harm that drugs cause. 

Charles Lynch

A career criminal who used a web of more than 40 aliases to stay on the run after absconding from prison in the early 1990s has been jailed for three years and eight months for attempting to smuggle eight illegal migrants into the UK on a yacht.

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A lorry driver has been jailed for 12 years after trying to import cocaine worth almost £1.4 million into the UK.

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A lorry driver stopped at the Port of Hull with cocaine worth £1.7 million has been jailed for 8 years and 8 months today.

Daniel Dobbs

A convicted drug smuggler who went on the run after absconding from prison has been arrested in Spain.

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The suspected head of a major organised crime network has been extradited back to Romania to face trial, following an operation by the National Crime Agency.