Richard Townsend and Mark Metcalfe custody shots

A convicted online child sex offender and his partner have been found guilty of sexually abusing two boys and an unknown male.

Richard Arcari custody shot

A civil servant who was arrested for online child sexual abuse offences twice went on to commit more offences while on bail.

Student on tablet

Letting someone use your bank account to move money is money laundering is the message to students in the weeks before Christmas when it might seem an easy way to earn money.

Nasir Jamshaid

Ex-professional Pakistani cricketer, Nasir Jamshaid, has admitted bribing cricketers to fix elements of international matches.

collage of guns, cannabis and ammunition

An Essex man has been sentenced to seven years in prison after being arrested in possession of three functioning handguns and dozens of rounds of live ammunition.

Christine Callaghan custody shot

A British woman who was paid £2,285 to stream footage of herself sexually abusing a young girl for almost three years has been sentenced to six years behind bars.

Zain Qaiser custody shot

A hacker from Essex who was jailed for more than six years following a National Crime Agency investigation has been ordered to pay back over £270,000.

Wanted by the FBI: Maksim Yakubets

A Russian national who runs Evil Corp has been indicted in the United States following unprecedented collaboration between the NCA, the FBI and the National Cyber Security Centre.

Brian Capon and Michael Downes

Two members of an organised crime group have been jailed for conspiring to distribute 182.5kg of drugs – despite no drugs ever being found.

Settlement includes a UK property valued at approximately £50 million.

Cocaine in van compartment

A man from Liverpool, found with more than 10 kilos of cocaine worth around £800,000 hidden in a secret compartment in his van, has been jailed.

Website takedown page

A website which sold a hacking tool purchased by cyber criminals in 124 countries and gave full remote control of victims’ computers has been taken down following an international investigation.

Drugs and chicken

The two ringleaders of a Birmingham-based organised crime group involved in smuggling millions of pounds worth of class A drugs into the UK have been jailed for a combined sentence of almost 44 years.

Three tonnes of cocaine worth hundreds of millions of pounds on the UK market have been recovered from a submarine intercepted off the coast of Spain.


A Dutch man has been jailed for 16 years for trafficking cocaine, with an estimated street value of £133m hidden on a yacht intercepted off the coast of Cornwall.


Nine suspects have been arrested as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into an organised crime group (OCG) smuggling money out of the UK to Dubai hidden in suitcases.