Image showing man who plead guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine.

An Essex upholsterer who was caught transporting £1.6m worth of cocaine within two chairs has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

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A man has been arrested by the National Crime Agency on suspicion of people smuggling offences after an operation at a motorway service station.

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A criminal group who masterminded a plot that brought millions of pounds worth of heroin and cocaine into the UK over five years have been jailed in The Netherlands.

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Two men have been arrested after cocaine worth £1.6m was seized in Manchester as part of Operation Venetic.

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Update: A Turkish lorry driver has been charged with assisting illegal immigration, as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into people smuggling.

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Five members of a Polish organised crime group have been jailed for the importation and supply of nearly £1million worth of cocaine, supplying almost £1million worth of MDMA, and possession of a firearm, following an investigation by the Organised Crime Partnership (OCP).

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The National Crime Agency (NCA) has concluded its pre-investigative evidential review into allegations of fraud concerning the then HBOS Impaired Assets Division, London and South-East Region.

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Four men have been charged with conspiring to supply class A drugs as part of a Paramilitary Crime Task Force investigation into the organised crime activities of the South East Antrim UDA (SEA UDA). 

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A German truck driver has been jailed for 19 years after attempting to bring almost half a tonne of cocaine into the UK hidden in tyres.

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National Crime Agency officers investigating the seizure of cocaine worth around £1.6 million in Belfast in February have made three more arrests.

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Members of a suspected criminal group accused of trafficking heroin and producing amphetamine worth millions of pounds have been arrested today as part of an investigation linked to Operation Venetic. 

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A brazen money launderer who tried to smuggle almost £1.4 million cash out of the UK in his luggage has been jailed for more than two years.

Organised Immigration Crime: Migrants on a small boat

An Afghan criminal gang suspected of planning to smuggle migrants to the UK in small boats has been dismantled, following a multi-agency operation involving the National Crime Agency and French law enforcement.

Cannabis farm

A Vietnamese people smuggler who brought migrants into the UK to put them to work in his cannabis farms has been jailed.

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A man who went on the run after he became wanted for his part in a drug smuggling ring has been jailed for 11 years.

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Two men have been arrested following the seizure of 20kg of cocaine and £25,000 in cash at a flat in Rotherhithe, South East London.