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Lorry drivers across Britain are being urged to lock their vehicles and report any suspicious activity that could be linked to people smuggling, in a joint appeal being led by the National Crime Agency and Border Force.

Two UK residents have been jailed for a combined nine and a half years after the National Crime Agency secured their arrests and extradition to France where they were wanted for their part in smuggling at least 250 migrants into the UK. 

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A man wanted by the National Crime Agency for his involvement in the supply of class A drugs worth millions of pounds has been arrested in Lanzarote.

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Over five tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of 200 million euros – the largest ever seizure in Europe in recent years – has been recovered from a sailing vessel in the Atlantic.

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A man who sexually assaulted young children and was actively seeking opportunities to offend again has been jailed for 12 and-a-half years after a National Crime Agency investigation.

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Suspected criminal cash totalling almost €560,000 will be returned to the public purse after the National Crime Agency secured a forfeiture order following a smuggling attempt by a Dutch man.

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National Crime Agency officers have arrested two men as part of a drugs and money laundering investigation which led to the seizure of more than £1.6m last year.

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A man arrested by the National Crime Agency yesterday in connection with the supply of fraudulent passports to some of the UK’s most notorious organised criminals has been charged. 

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A 45-year-old man has been arrested by National Crime Agency officers as part of an investigation into the attempted importation of almost a quarter of a tonne of cocaine in a bus in September 2020.

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A man listed on the National Crime Agency’s ‘most wanted’ list has been arrested in the Netherlands.

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A man wanted by the NCA for his suspected links to firearms and drug supply in the North West has been arrested in Spain.

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A gang leader who boasted of smuggling dozens of women into the UK using HGVs and small boats has been jailed for 10 years.

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A former police officer from Kent has been sentenced after he admitted viewing child abuse material online.

Members of a London-based organised crime group have been jailed for a total of 29 years for possessing and supplying handguns and ammunition.

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National Crime Agency officers have arrested a man from Northern Ireland as part of a people smuggling investigation which saw 10 migrants rescued from the back of a lorry.

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Home Secretary Priti Patel has appointed Graeme Biggar CBE as interim Director General of the National Crime Agency when Dame Lynne Owens steps down on Monday 4 October.