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A man from Essex has been arrested as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into a cocaine importation allegedly orchestrated via the Encrochat encrypted messaging platform.

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Four suspected members of an Albanian organised crime group have been charged with money laundering and drug supply offences after £340,000 in cash and cocaine worth £400,000 was seized.

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A  58 year-old man from Berkshire has been jailed for more than three years after paying almost £220 to live-stream the sexual abuse of children in the Philippines.

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Fraudsters are targeting elderly and vulnerable people with a vaccine scam and asking for bank details or cash payments for access to vaccines that are fake or non-existent.

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A man who smuggled a firearm into the country has today, Friday, 8 January, 2021 been convicted.


Four people have been charged and quantities of drugs and cash recovered following a National Crime Agency raid on a property in Birmingham.

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Three drug couriers who attempted to smuggle cocaine worth around £50,000 into the UK on the same flight into Gatwick have been jailed.

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A luxury penthouse apartment and a Porsche with a combined value of over £800,000 have been recovered following a National Crime Agency investigation.

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The National Crime Agency’s role in targeting the most harmful serious and organised crime offenders has been highlighted with a string of New Year’s Honours, including for its Director General, Lynne Owens, who has been made a Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath (DCB).

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A student from Brazil has been charged with attempting to smuggle cocaine into the UK on Christmas Eve.

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21 people have been arrested across the UK as part of an operation targeting customers of an online criminal marketplace that advertised stolen personal credentials.

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After an international manhunt, National Crime Agency officers have arrested a man in Leeds in connection with the murder of a man on the Costa Del Sol.

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More than half a million pounds of money linked to a bogus car firm has been recovered following a National Crime Agency investigation.

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The Supreme Court has dismissed the application by Zamira Hajiyeva, the wife of jailed Azerbaijani banker Jahangir Hajiyev, to appeal the Unexplained Wealth Order made against her by the National Crime Agency.

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A haulage firm owner who bragged about being involved in organised crime for over 20 years has been jailed for more than 14 years for moving drugs and dirty cash across Europe.

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A man wanted in Belgium on suspicion of smuggling a number of Vietnamese migrants found dead in a lorry in Essex has been arrested by the National Crime Agency.