Thomas Maher custody shot

A haulage firm owner who used the encrypted messaging platform EncroChat to lead a criminal network which moved drugs and dirty cash across Europe has been convicted.

Police officers

County Lines drug networks have been targeted in a week of law enforcement activity across the UK.

Cocaine packages

Around a tonne of cocaine, concealed within a load of fruit, has been seized at Dover, as part of a joint National Crime Agency and Police Scotland Organised Crime Partnership investigation. 

Officers have made two more arrests as part of an investigation into the abuse of nine girls in Rotherham, alleged to have taken place around 17 to 20 years ago.

 

Drug packages

A massive haul of potentially deadly Class A drugs has been stopped from hitting UK streets after an international operation led by the National Crime Agency.

hidden cocaine

Thirteen people, including two British nationals, have been convicted in Portugal, after the National Crime Agency and Portuguese Judicial Police uncovered a plot to smuggle cocaine from the Caribbean to the UK on a cruise ship.

Cash in suitcase

More than £300,000 in cash suspected of being the proceeds of crime has been recovered following an investigation by the joint National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police Organised Crime Partnership (OCP).

Richard Swinnerton

The deputy head teacher of a primary school has admitted online child sexual offences after a National Crime Agency investigation.

HGVs

Five people have been arrested by the National Crime Agency as part of an investigation, supported by the Police Service of Northern Ireland, into a crime group suspected of attempting to import cocaine worth £1 million.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the seizure of cocaine worth around £11 million in Dover.

Kevin Sheppard

Update: Kevin Sheppard was sentenced today at Northampton Crown Court to 16 months imprisonment.

packages of cocaine

A Polish truck driver has been jailed for twelve-and-a-half years following an investigation by the National Crime Agency into an attempt to smuggle almost £2 million worth of cocaine into the UK.

Two Turkish nationals charged with money laundering

Dariusz Urban

A Polish lorry driver has been jailed for 12 years after National Crime Agency officers used intelligence from the infiltration of an encrypted comms platform to catch him.

Martins Kirchhoff

A barber who returned to the UK from Brazil with £300,000 worth of cocaine hidden in suitcases has been jailed.

Criminal being arrested

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of laundering money for a man who ran a network of over 400 properties used by organised crime groups involved in prostitution, cannabis cultivation and illegal immigration.