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A man who fled the UK five years ago to avoid being charged for his part in a drugs smuggling ring has been found guilty after he was arrested in the Netherlands.


Three men have been arrested in London and two in Western Sydney following the seizure of 450 kilos of MDMA hidden within an excavator that was shipped into the Port of Brisbane from the UK earlier this year.

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National Crime Agency officers have today arrested two men in relation to child sexual abuse offences being investigated as part of Operation Stovewood.


A haul of a cutting agent that would make the illegal drug Amphetamine, worth around £2.5 million at street level, has been seized in Blackpool as part of a National Crime Agency investigation.

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A Romanian lorry driver has been charged with attempting to smuggle migrants – including a man suspected of child sex offences – out of the UK on two separate occasions.

Chelsea Addison and Steven Dema

A woman from Walsall and the boyfriend she used as a courier to import firearms for organised crime groups have been jailed for over 23 years. 

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A man arrested after around a kilo of heroin was found in a National Crime Agency operation in south east London has been charged.

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The National Economic Crime Centre (NECC), in conjunction with the Independent Schools Council (ISC) and the Independent Schools' Bursars Association (ISBA), has published an alert on the money laundering risks faced by independent schools.

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A fifth person has been arrested by the National Crime Agency in Northern Ireland as part of a major investigation into the alleged importation of drugs, linked to the encrypted phone network Encrochat.

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Two more people have been arrested as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into a suspected criminal network involved in supplying inflatable boats to people smugglers.


A corrupt truck driver from Northern Ireland and a courier from west London have been convicted for attempting to smuggle cannabis from the UK to Ireland.

Kola and Osmanaj

Two men have been sentenced to a combined 18 years in prison for drugs and firearms offences following an investigation by the joint National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police Service Organised Crime Partnership.

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National Crime Agency officers, working as part of the Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF), have seized a number of properties in Northern Ireland following a proceeds of crime investigation.

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An online predator who targeted thousands of children has admitted 96 sex abuse offences against 51 boys aged four to 14. 

Officers unearthed evidence that out of the 5,000 children he contacted in the UK and abroad, as many as 500 victims sent him images.

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National Crime Agency and Police Service of Northern Ireland officers working as part of the Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF) have seized over one kilo of suspected cocaine following searches of two parked cars and nearby land in the Greenisland area of County Antrim.


Three men have been charged with people smuggling offences after a fishing boat was intercepted off the coast of East Anglia.