A 24-year-old man who was arrested yesterday (2nd July) as part of an National Crime Agency led investigation under Operation Venetic has been charged.
Entire organised crime groups dismantled during Operation Venetic with 746 arrests, and £54m criminal cash, 77 firearms and over two tonnes of drugs seized so far.
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.
Members of an organised crime group that smuggled heroin into the UK have been jailed in a National Crime Agency investigation.
Three men who conspired together in plots to supply guns and drugs have admitted a range of offences.
A man who used encrypted messaging platform EncroChat to run an illegal drug supply network has been jailed for 16 years and three months following an investigation by the Organised Crime Partnership.
A drug dealer has been jailed for 12 years after organising cocaine deals worth more than £4m in just three months.
The ringleader of an organised crime group which supplied cocaine worth £21 million to dealers in London and Berkshire has been jailed for 20 years.
Two criminals who were prepared to inflict violence to protect their illicit business will spend longer in prison.
A Manchester man has been jailed for 12 years after using the encrypted phone network EncroChat to import cocaine worth £1.6m.
An Albanian drug supplier who arranged cocaine deals within the UK worth almost £1.4 million has been jailed for 10 years.
Kingpin criminals at the heart of a landmark law enforcement breakthrough into encrypted communications are in fear of the National Crime Agency and police, according to their messages.
A trio from Birmingham arrested as part of National Crime Agency led Operation Venetic have been charged with drugs and firearms offences, after officers seized a sub-machine gun, drugs and cash.
Update: two men have now been charged as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into drug smuggling.
A man has been jailed for over nine years after a sawn-off shotgun and cash was recovered as part of an operation by the joint National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police Service Organised Crime Partnership.
Criminals are exploiting advances in technology to drive serious and organised crime, the NCA says in the 2021 National Strategic Assessment – with increased online usage leading to a rise in offending.
The National Crime Agency has issued an alert to furloughed port and airport workers warning they may be vulnerable to organised crime groups seeking to exploit the Covid crisis.
A woman from Kent who headed up a crime group that supplied over half a tonne of cocaine and laundered millions of pounds in illicit cash has been jailed for 15 years.
Three men have been jailed for a combined 40 years, after being found guilty of plotting a £4.5 million drug smuggling venture.
Two members of an organised crime group selling cocaine in Essex have been jailed for 18 years.
A gunman who once shot himself in the foot has been jailed for four years – as a specialist crime team marks six months of successes.
A man from Weston-super-Mare believed to have used encrypted communications platform EncroChat to distribute class A drugs across the South West is one of the UK’s most wanted fugitives.
Seven men have been jailed after a National Crime Agency investigation uncovered plots to sell a terrifying haul of automatic and semi-automatic firearms and to target a man in a revenge shooting.
A drugs trafficker who admitted posting dozens of packages of Class A drugs around the world as part of a global dark web organised crime group has been jailed for nine years.
One of the UK’s most wanted men has been arrested after attempting to fly from Lisbon to Istanbul on a fraudulent passport.
An alleged murderer and one of the UK’s most wanted men has been arrested in Portugal.